20 Dec

United Way Provides Holiday Backpack Meals for Elementary Students, Looks for Donations

December 20, 2017 Our Director of Marketing & Communications was recently interviewed on our Sustaining Our Students Backpack Program and why this need is so great! WSET has the full story here. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — United Way of Central Virginia’s Sustaining Our Students Backpack Program is now underway. They are feeding 31 Big Island Elementary School students over the holidays. Over the school year, they provide a total of 92 area elementary students with food.Reports show 1 in 6 children don’t have...

12 Dec

Study Finds One-Third of VA Children Not Ready for Kindergarten

December 12, 2017 Our Director of Education Programming was recently interviewed to comment on the study finding that one-third of VA children are not ready for Kindergarten. WSET ABC 13 reported the story. To view the full report & video, click here. : LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — A new study shows that one third of Virginia children are not ready for Kindergarten. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission’s report also said that the less than half of the commonwealth’s school divisions...