Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

Kluven and Kluvert


Our goal is to prepare students for success beyond the classroom.

Through virtual workshops,  Mission: Independence students will gain hands on experience building tailored resumes that highlight the strengths they bring to the table. They will walk away knowing how to take their achievements and communicate them effectively during an interview, and establish their brand in our community.

It’s never too early to build positive financial practices. We walk our students through the steps of creating a budget- emphasizing the importance of aligning spending and saving with income. RUW helps students identify ways to establish credit and avoid building debt.

Kluven and Kluvert
Spring 2021 Workshop Registration Is Now Closed.  Be on the lookout for our next Mission: Independence Bootcamp!

Job Skills 101

Get hands-on experience with building a tailored resume.

Budgeting 101

Gain an understanding of the importance of aligning spending and savings with income, and how to invest your money.

Credit Essentials 101

Identify ways to establish credit. Learn effective ways to manage credit to avoid building up credit card debt.

Smart Savings 101

Gain an understanding of the importance of aligning spending and saving with your income.  This workshop goes over the basics of investing money.

Job Interviews 101

Prepare and practice for a one-on-one mock interview.  Participants completing this workshop can sign up for a one-on-one mock interview with a business professional.


Scholarship Opportunity And Eligibility:


Mission: Independence scholarships are for students who are seeking to advance their career goals by attending a college or a career and technical school.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must be planning to enroll in an accredited educational or training institution.

($1,000 Scholarship Drawing)

  • Eligible City and Counties in Virginia:  Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, or Caroline
  • Must be a high school senior or 2021 high school graduate.
  • You must register and actively participate in all five workshops to qualify for the scholarship drawing.

If interested in applying please email Melody at [email protected] for a follow up scholarship application with additional eligibility and award requirements.


Sponsorship Opportunities: 2021


Rappahannock United Way envisions Mission: Independence to be accessible to all local students through virtual workshops and scholarship opportunities. By sponsoring Mission: Independence you are investing in the next generation of your workforce, ensuring they have the skills needed to be outstanding employees and members of the community.

We need your support to empower the next generation and equip them with the necessary skills to thrive in adulthood.

Interested in Sponsoring M:I?

Download or view the 2021 Sponsorship Pdf

Questions or ready to become a sponsor?

Contact Grace Draper