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Educational Success

Educational attainment is a key predictor for future success. MCF 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.

Mathews 4-H Camp

Recent Grants

Spring 2016

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula (Mathews Club)
$3,000 to implement Project Learn, transforming the entire Mathews Club into a learning environment for youth ages 6-18.

Jacob's Ladder
$8,400 to provide an enrichment and mentoring program for academically and intellectually gifted, at-risk students in grades 4-8 through summer residential camp and advocacy.

Mathews County 4-H
$1,500 to support 4-H day camps, teaching life skills to Mathews youth ages 5-13.

Mathews County Public Schools

  • $5,000 to support the Mathews High School Robotics Team, participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
  • $3,560 to provide Nature Camp scholarships for students at Thomas Hunter Middle School.
  • $3,000 to support the high school food closet program and breakfast/lunch support, in partnership with the Mathews Continentals Society.
  • $750 to update, expand, and enrich the Parent Resource Center's informational and training resources for parents, families and educators working with students with special education needs.
  • $600 to provide for one middle school student to attend and compete at the Junior Beta Club National Convention.