Welcome to Mind Expansion Community Services (MECS), Inc.
"Expanding minds in our community through creative concepts to address issues facing youth, families, educators and caregivers!"
Mind Expansion Community Services (MECS), Inc is a 501c3 tax exempt public charity based in Southern Prince George’s County Maryland established in 2007. In 2006, the Hidden Inspirations Project (HIP) Kids was founded in response to a medical emergency in a middle school classroom. HIP Kids is a unique community service initiative to bridge the social gap between typical peers and differently-abled peers sponsored by MECS. HIP Kids has a commitment to serve a unique group of youth mildly impacted by hidden disabilities. Our mission is to bring awareness to the community one peer group, family and service organization at a time about hidden medical conditions such as Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Sensory Integration Disorders, ADD/ADHD, etc. that can cause social tension like teasing, bullying, isolation, misunderstandings and peer rejection among school aged peers by establishing social networks and family support systems through a program that merges music (universal language), science (brain and body functions), socio-medical presentations (Aspergers Syndrome) and social sensitivity (to accept and respect differences in others).
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Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to our cause, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.
If you or your child need help paying for college, consider our Social Ambassadors Scholarship, supported though the Stafford Foundation. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to MECS, which helps to support our organizational costs! A special thanks to family member Terri Greene for making donations to MECS from her payroll and getting her employer to match a portion through First Giving. Please check with your employer to see if this is an option for you!
P. O. Box 593, Brandywine, Maryland | (202) 327-0972