We are a nonprofit organization that believes everyone, kids and adults, regardless of their socioeconomic background or developmental background have he the ability to learn. All of our workshops are free, and currently being offered on a small scale. All members of the Sage Kids team, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity, are vetted, go through SLED background checks and many are certified teachers, work in the public-school system or are former members of the military. Currently we are located in the Charleston, South Carolina area but anticipate rapid expansion. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about group rates.
The premise of Sage Kids is a stepping stone for Sage Farms. An adult living facility for our loved ones with autism. Something similar to 29 Acres in Texas, but with our own vision. Our goal is to have Sage Farms up and running by 2025. I know that may seem like a long time, but in the big picture, it's not. We are going to need a committee of dedicated volunteers to help. We want to hear what you have to say, what you envision and how we can work together to make this a reality. The reason it is being called a farm, is simple. Our loved ones will be growing strawberries, blueberries...you name it, and selling them at local farmers markets, as well as other day program opportunities. Sage Farms will be self-sufficient. If you are interested in helping on the committee, email email@example.com and follow the Sage Kids page on Facebook. We are constantly evolving and growing and will continue to need more and more help if we want this to become a reality for our loved ones. Thank you. We welcome and encourage everyone at sagekids.org.
Over the years from both kids and adults alike the number one regret they have is they never learned from traditional educational services real life practical skills. Let me be clear, I am in no way criticizing teachers or the public education system. They do the very best they can with the budget and policies that they are given. It is often thankless, but they continue to do it and they have our heartfelt gratitude. But back to practical life skills. How to change a tire. How to check their oil. How to shut off the water in their home if a faucet or pipe breaks. How to balance their bank account. What's the DMV? We make all of these things easy and fun. We make no claim that we are providing educational services, we offer enrichment workshops for kids, adults and those with special needs.
Along with these skills we have heard from parents, how do we get a company to see past my child's disability and instead of only seeing what he can't do see what HE can do. This all too often, is a huge problem for adults with a disability seeking employment. We want to work with employers to help them see past the disability and see what the client CAN do...not what they cannot do. While there are many state run programs available, and we have used them ourselves, their resources are stretched thin and here, at, Sage Kids, we are offering more.
Although math, science, social studies and language arts are vital educational services, we believe there are hundreds of other life skills that are also important. And to a child with a disability just coping in society can be a major challenge. Not just for the child, but for the parent and caregiver as well. To some these may sound simple. To others these are a daily struggle and with patience and calm, can be managed. Peer to peer enrichment is vital at sagekids.org and a corner stone of our workshops.
Incorporating integrity enrichment into each of our workshops creates trust within the group and peer to peer relationships naturally develop. This allows for open and honest conversations that are peer led and often guide our staff into developing new workshops that have been requested through peer led discussions. If we don't offer a program or workshop you are interested in here in Charleston, let us know, and we will see what we can do to make it happen!
Sage Kids is a nonprofit organization. Our goal is to offer our workshops for free. We count on donations from people like you and our sponsors to make that happen. Every penny helps. Donate today! Thank you!