Focus Area: Education
$292,500 - 11 Programs - 7 agencies
Quality education that can lead to a stable job.
A good education is fundamental to a quality life. Rappahannock United Way works to ensure that children are prepared for success in school and adults get the skills needed for employment.
2018-19 Education Funding
Parents and students develop behaviors that demonstrate the value of education and lead to graduation.
Children entering school demonstrate social readiness and literacy skills, knowledge, and ability.
Adults develop the skills necessary to secure and maintain employment.
Rappahannock United Way collaborates with local agencies and other partners to advance Education in our region. Our collaborative efforts include:
- 10 funded programs
- Early Childhood Educators Conference Sponsorship
- Youth First Conference Sponsorship
- One-on-One Future Business Event Sponsorship
- Member: Collaborative for Youth & Families
- Member: Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area
Outcomes for Education:
- Birth to 5 years: Parents develop positive behaviors that support children (birth-5 years) in achieving developmental milestones.
- School Readiness: Children entering school demonstrate social readiness and literacy skills.
- School Success & Graduation: Parents and students develop behaviors that demonstrate the value of education and lead to graduation.
- Workforce Education: Individuals have the skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the changing workforce.
Stories of Education
Quentin has been partnered with a mentor in the Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters One-to One Mentoring Program for more than five years, and a member agency. When he first began the program Quentin was not doing well in school and he had a hard time completing his homework.
Rappahannock United Way currently funds programs at Catholic Charities that enable parents of children ages birth to 5 years old to develop positive behaviors that help their children achieve developmental milestones.
Nadine, a grandmother caring for her grandson, needed help. Despite her best efforts, discipline wasn’t working and trust was eroding. She wanted him to have a mentor.