Ashley Learning Center

In addition to helping guests create treasured times, the staff at The Somerset also strive to provide opportunities and special memories for the local Turks & Caicos community.

Ashley Learning Center

The Somerset partners with the Extraordinary Minds Ashley Learning Center, a small, non-profit institution created to nurture and develop young children with mild to severe disabilities. The school has a small, but qualified staff who love to teach and provide a warm learning environment for the students. Their main goal is to help students with the skills necessary to have a successful, independent, and happy life in their community.

General Manager Kevin Reeder has a longstanding history of doing volunteer work for similar charitable organizations prior to coming to The Somerset. After hearing about the center, Kevin was excited to learn more about the non-profit’s mission to see how The Somerset could support their needs.

Valentine’s Day Project

We visited the center in February and were excited to see the students creating their personalized Valentine’s Day cards and practicing their handwriting.

How you can help

Guests of The Somerset on Grace Bay have the opportunity to give back to the Turks & Caicos community by donating time or treasure. Please consider bringing needed supplies that The Somerset will donate to the Extraordinary Minds Ashley Learning Center. Below are top item requests:

  • Therapy Items: Therapy bands and Therapy balls, Chewy Necklace Kits (for Cerebral palsy students with oral fixation), Pointer finger isolating gloves, Gel puzzles
  • School Supplies: Crayons, markers, coloring books, composition notebooks, pens, erasers, pencils

Thank you in advance for your support as we help to make a difference in the local Turks and Caicos community.


  1. Deb Luedeke

    Could you please tell me more specific types of therapy bands and balls needed? There are so many to choose from and I want to get the proper ones. I will be bringing supplies when we arrive in July!

    Thank you,
    Deb Luedeke

    1. The Somerset Post author

      Hi Deb, thank you so much for inquiring! The most well known brands for the therapy bands and balls are Fun and Function and TheraBand (products are available on Amazon). Here is an example of the therapy balls they are looking for.

      Therapy Ball

      Please let us know if you have any other questions. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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