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Educational Success

Educational attainment is a key predictor for future success. We invest in strategies proven to have the most influence on students' long-term educational advancement and career preparation including early childhood education and school readiness, supportive school environments, out-of-school enrichment and positive behavioral developments. For students who do not pursue a traditional path to college, we recognize a need for innovative workforce programs that cultivate job and life skills and provide young people access to career opportunities.

Our Goals:

  • Children enter school ready to learn and receive effective academic and social support throughout their educational experience.
  • Youth are nurtured to become skilled, self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.

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Recent Grants

Summer/Fall 2020

Total Amount Awarded to Date: $99,920

Boy Scouts of America, Heart of Virginia Council – to provide funds for the purchase of equipment to use for training gear, safety equipment and uniforms for young Explorers attending training at the Law Enforcement Explorer Post 684, for Lancaster and Northumberland Counties.

GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) – to support virtual and in-school financial aid advising and post-secondary education planning and guidance for high school students in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties.

Jacob's Ladder – to support a series of summer “field days” and twice monthly “enrichment days” during the school year, for Climbers to work on academic, social and athletic enrichment activities.

Lancaster County Virginia Educational Foundation – to support the purchase of back-to-school supplies for all K-12 students to increase social distancing and safety, and to supplement other needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of all students and faculty of the Lancaster County public school system.

Lancaster County Virginia Education Foundation – to support the continuation of a mentoring program to help in-need students to meet the challenges they face in their education and to improve attendance, reduce behavioral issues, and help them be successful in school and life.

Middlesex County Public Schools – to support any needs of the school system due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of all students and faculty of the Middlesex County public school system.

Northumberland County Public Schools – to support the purchase of two sanitation units and cleaning supplies that will be used to sanitize school buses and school facilities, and to supplement other needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of all students and faculty of the Northumberland County public school system.

Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation – to support one full-time RCC success coach, assigned to Middlesex High School and Northumberland High School during the 2020-21 school year, to educate, recruit, and help students be successful in developing their career and educational pathways for post-secondary education and training.

Rappahannock General Hospital Foundation – to support a scholarship program through the Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing program for nursing students who are residents of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.