Focus Area: Education
$247,000 - 10 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.
2017 Education Funding
Parents develop positive behaviors that support children (birth - 5 yrs) in achieving developmental milestones.
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.
Students benefit from RUW funded education programs.
At-risk parents and young children will receive training, assessments, counseling, and support in order to develop the positive behaviors necessary to achieve developmental milestones.
School-age, at-risk youth will benefit from mentoring and tutoring programs that develop behaviors that demonstrate the value of education and lead to graduation.
Will maintain or improve grades in reading and math, reduce the number of school absences, and progress to the next grade on time.
Preschool age children from low- to moderate-income families will attend a quality preschool program, receive kindergarten-readiness assessments, and be kindergarten ready.
Recent immigrants will improve employ-ability through ESL classes, job readiness workshops, and financial stability classes, enabling them to improve financial self-reliance.
Providing agencies include: Catholic Charities’ Filial Family Therapy, Children’s Home Society of VA Adoption, Healthy Families Rappahannock Area, Stafford Junction HUGS, LoisAnn’s Hope House Children’s Services, Stafford Junction Brain Builders, Stafford Junction Summer Junction, Quin Rivers Project Discovery, Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters, Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services Bridging the Gap
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 that leads 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.