Reclaiming Our Youth Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting grieving mothers, promoting community awareness and activism, and mentoring at-risk students. Our team of compassionate individuals work tirelessly to provide resources and support to those in need. We believe that by empowering individuals and communities, we can create a better world for everyone.
Mrs. Green has been appointed the position of State Lead for the organization, Voices of Black Mothers United. Voices of Black Mothers United is a project of The Woodson Center out of Washington DC which empowers community leaders to promote solutions from the ground up. This organization was started to give voice to mothers who are losing their children to the violence in their own communities.
The mission of Reclaiming Our Youth Services is to inspire and equip the youth of today, in conjunction with their families, to live positive and productive lives in a global society!
Our vision is to promote communities where all individuals are making positive lifelong decisions.
Self-Love • Integrity • Positive Choices • Pride
Isaac A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
A yearly scholarship is given to a deserving student from Isaac’s alma mater, Lake Marion High School, Santee South Carolina. Presently sixteen $2,000 scholarships have been given to a deserving student who have to complete an application, an essay and be interviewed before a panel of 3 judges. It is the desire of the family that this scholarship remains active always.
Creative Kids Child Development Center strives in the community where Carlton was born and raised, Cross, SC. This small, rural title one community located in Berkeley County, SC did not have an active daycare center. The family decided to establish this center in memory of Carlton. Creative Kids CDC is now licensed to service 48 children and is operated by his sister, Nicole. The center has been growing and striving for the past 5 years.
About Our Founder
Michelle A. Wilson Green is the founder and president of the non profit organization Reclaiming Our Youth Services (ROYS). ROYS is birthed out of this woman’s desire to help other mothers and families not to have to endure what occurred in her life. Gun violence was the culprit that took the lives of her two sons. Her oldest son, Isaac, was 21 years old when he was murdered in Columbia SC in 2006. It was a senseless act of violence resulting in her son being killed, her nephew becoming a paraplegic and the murderer put in prison for 35 years. To add insult to injury, 9 years, 3 months and eleven days later, her youngest son, Carlton, at the age of 22 years old was murdered in Orlando, Florida (2016) in yet another senseless act of violence that has yet to be solved.
Mrs. Green is a retired educator who served 32 years in the public school system of South Carolina. After being a public servant for so many years, she had to endure the debilitating journey of coming back from two, yes two, dreadful acts of violence. After much time of reflecting, struggling and seeking the help needed to recover from such a dark place, she is now ready to begin giving back to the community again. This service is now with purpose!!
Michelle published the very widely acknowledged and purchased book Anything Can Happen in
2010. Her second book Anything Can Happen: The Trial and Now was never released because of the death of Carlton. Both books can now be bought via this site.
Mrs. Green has been appointed the position of State Lead for the organization, Voices of Black Mothers United. Voices of Black Mothers United is a project of The Woodson Center out of Washington DC which empowers community leaders to promote solutions from the ground up. This organization was started to give voice to mothers who are losing their children to the violence in their own communities. https://www.voicesofblackmothers.com/ https://woodsoncenter.org
From the mantra of Voices of Black Mothers United, Mrs. Green has started Reclaiming Our Youth Services, an organization to mentor at risk students, support grieving mothers and provide community awareness and advocacy against violence within our communities.
Michelle A. Wilson Green
Michelle B. Taylor
RECLAIMING OUR YOUTH SERVICES, Inc
Marian M. Green
Chandra McPherson Gibbs
Nicole B. Wilson
Melissa M. Wilson