Educational Success

Educational attainment is a key predictor for future success. GCF invests in strategies proven to have the most influence on students' long-term educational advancement and career preparation including early childhood education, 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.

Recent Grants

Spring 2018

Gloucester Family YMCA - $4,500 to support Youth and Teen programs including Summer Camp, After School Care, 7th Grade Membership, and home-school PE.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, Gloucester Club - $4,500 to support Project Learn, a program that transforms the entire Club into a learning environment for youth ages 6-18.

Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation
- $4,000 to provide a part-time success coach, who would spend time at Gloucester High School during the 2018-19 school year to educate, recruit, and help students be successful in tracking from K-12 to post-secondary education and training.

Gloucester County Public Schools Educational Foundation - $4,000 to supplement wages for eligible students participating in the GCEP Intern Program and development of promotional materials to market the program to local business partners.