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
Watch This Space For Upcoming 2021 Workshops!

Coming in 2021

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

Coming in 2021

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

Coming in 2021

Get hands on experience with building a tailored resume and opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mock interview.


Scholarship Opportunities 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 four fall workshops to qualify for the scholarship drawing:
    • Ballin' on a Budget
    • Save That Money Honey
    • Swipe Right
    • Interview Like a Boss

If interested in applying please email Melody at mfowler@rappahannockunitedway.org 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?

Corporate Sponsorships Available!


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