School Collaborations

Headwaters Partnerships: School Collaborations

Headwaters has a longstanding relationship with Rappahannock County Public Schools and offers support to many of their programs that enrich the lives of students. Here are a few of the ways we’ve fostered educational excellence with RCPS over the years:


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

In 2019, the state-mandated Profile of a Graduate program began at RCHS. This program focuses on five key areas: critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication and citizenship. Headwaters covered 50% of an employee salary for the Profile of a Graduate Coordinator position at RCHS from 2019-2023.