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My Child Is Smart But Hates School

Posted on November 30, 2015
In most public education systems teaching methods are geared towards the majority. Schools just aren’t equipped to employ alternative educational models for students who learn in a different way, or need individualized attention. Students that don’t learn effectively in a public school environment are often viewed as not as smart as the others, disruptive, unproductive, or in need of outside tutoring. In reality many of these students are very smart ...Read More

Volunteer Mentors Program at the Villa

Posted on May 10, 2012
Volunteers, and especially volunteer mentors, are incredibly important to the Villa.  Thus far, our need has been met by some incredibly talented people, but as our needs increase, we have been looking for ways to expand tohe pool of people who can make such a HUGE difference in a young person's life. In late April, the Virginia Mentoring Partnership notified us that the Villa had been selected as a VISTA ...Read More

Villa’s May Newsletter Now Available

Posted on May 7, 2012
Read the Villa's May 2012 newsletter to get lots of fun photos of Easter egg hunts, Spring Break (you won't believe what a GREAT time our kids had!), and the Villa's Bluegrass Ball.  There's plenty of news and also a wonderful Shining Star story about Michael, a former student, who is doing so well in his new home.  Please check it out! SJV_May_2012_Newsletter

Students Meet President Obama

Posted on April 10, 2012
Three students from Brook Road Academy got a HUGE thrill recently: they met President Obama on the president's recent trip to speak at the Rolls-Royce plant in Prince George County. One of the president's Secret Service agents is a personal friend of Brook Road Academy teacher Ben Walters and his wife.  So when the president announced his trip, the agent asked Ben if he would like to bring some students to ...Read More

April 2012 Newsletter Published

Posted on April 9, 2012
The Villa has published its April 2012 newsletter, and you can download it now! This month's newsletter includes stories about Lewis Children's Center, the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism's "Bug Holiday," the Villa's basketball team which made it to the league chamionship game, and MORE!  Please take a look and enjoy!! Download your copy by clicking SJV_April_2012_Newsletter

Flagler Housing Helps Hopewell Families

Posted on April 5, 2012
You may have read or heard that in late February, more than 20 households were forced to evacuate their residences in the Prince George Terrace Apartments due to plumbing issues.  We are happy to report that, thanks to the Flagler Housing Resource Center (and others), most of those tenants have found new homes. In late February, Hopewell’s code inspectors determined that 32 apartments in the Prince George Terrace Apartments were ...Read More

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