Our Groundbreaking Ceremony

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1764" img_size="full"][vc_column_text] Friday, August 16, 2019 3:30 PM Our Youth Village, Inc. Groundbreaking Ceremony yesterday was amazing! God is so good! We thank everyone who came out in person and also those who could not but was there in spirit to support us! We thank our Guest Speakers: Pastor Larry N Boldin of...

Reading is the key to opening the door to your child’s future…

School begins in Okaloosa County on August 12 and most students are required to read between 20-40 minutes each school night, depending on what grade they’re in.  Relatively speaking, that’s a very short time for us adults, but some kids might scream “oh no, not reading!” but they think nothing of...

Getting Ready for Back to School!

Summertime is quickly coming to an end and it’s time to start getting our kids ready to go back to school. Some parents are overjoyed at this time of year, ready to get back to school routines and saving money on childcare costs.  Other parents are more stressed as it...

Demo Day at 700 Shady

Almost 20 years ago I had a dream that I couldn’t and wouldn’t let go of.  I didn’t even know how it would come to fruition. I just had faith in the Lord and kept putting one foot in front of the other.  I wanted to have a safe place for kids...

Be Your Child’s First Teacher

Below is an essay that I wrote back in August 2014 and the NWF Daily News published it in their Guest Column before the 2014 school year began…and it bears repeating (with a couple of minor modifications).   Parents: the following is written to you with love. Parents, before school...