Headwaters Partnerships: School Collaborations
FamilyFutures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2019 to support the financial education skills of Rappahannock County Public School students. Headwaters granted seed money to FamilyFutures to open MyFuture bank accounts for Kindergarteners at RCES. Headwaters provided additional funds to FamilyFutures for incentives to promote financial literacy in schools through 2023.
Launched in 2004, the Farm-to-Table Program was a partnership between Headwaters, Rappahannock County Public Schools, Rappahannock Farm Bureau, the Young Farmland Preservation Fund, and Sunnyside Institute. Through the generosity of the Young Family and the Young Farmland Farm Preservation Fund, Farm-to-Table was able to start an agriculture class at Rappahannock County Elementary School. This program worked to cultivate good stewards of the earth through classroom study of horticulture and nutrition, cultivation of school gardens, and hands-on experiences at local family farms. Today, Farm-to-Table continues to be a high school elective. Headwaters continues to manage the Farm-to-Table endowment and, in the summer of 2019, Farm-to-Table partnered with RappFlow to renovate the courtyard at Rappahannock County Elementary School.
President's Volunteer Service Award
In 2022, Headwaters partnered with the LEO Club at Rappahannock County High School (RCHS) to bring the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PSVA) to students at RCHS.
Led by the AmeriCorps and managed in partnership with Points of Light, this program allows Certifying Organizations like Headwaters to recognize their most exceptional volunteers.
Through this program, students are incentivized to participate in volunteer service activities at the local, state, national, and/or international levels. If enough volunteer hours are logged and verified, students can receive an award recognizing them for their volunteer service.
To learn more about the PSVA, click here.
Profile of a Graduate
Next Step, one of the first programs of Headwaters, offered college prep, life skills, and career readiness support to students at Rappahannock County High School. In 2019, our Next Step Program evolved into the state-mandated Profile of Graduate program. Profile of a Graduate focuses on five keys areas: critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication and citizenship. Headwaters administered the endowed Next Step fund to cover 50% of an employee salary for the Profile of a Graduate Coordinator position at RCHS from 2019-2023.