When Melissa Entrekin enrolled her son, Mark Thomas, in Thornwell’s after school tutoring program, she had no idea just how big a difference it would make. Thornwell now offers an after school tutoring program to help children succeed in school. Students receive help with homework, reading and math Monday-Thursday to ensure they are ready [...]
We just posted a short video of excerpts from our 4K celebration ceremony and clips from the classrooms. Enjoy! You can also view our other videos on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ThornwellHomes.
You often tell us when you visit that “Thornwell feels like a village community.” And it truly is! We’ve all heard the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child.” And that’s what Thornwell does – uses a community of like-minded (and highly trained) individuals to teach, model and guide children toward hopeful futures. [...]
Once again, the children of Thornwell have rallied to help others in need. In 1999, Mr. Wilson Farrell established a fund at Thornwell to encourage the children to give back to the community. Mr. Farrell’s $5,000 fund at Thornwell is distributed each year according to the recommendations of the Farrell Fund Youth Committee. The Farrell [...]
Thornwell’s founder, The Reverend Dr. William Plumber Jacobs wanted to start a home for children who were suffering after the Civil War. One night he prayed, “Lord if you send me ONE dollar this month for the promised building of an orphanage, I will take it as your sign of approval.” Read story below on [...]