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 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula - Mathews Club- $5000 to implement Project Learn, a program that transforms the entire Mathews Club into a learning environment for youth ages 6-18

Jacob's Ladder- $4225 to provide a Mathews County child the opportunity to attend summer enrichment camp with advocacy/follow-up throughout the year including school and home visits

Mathews County Public Schools

  • $8680 to support the Mathews High School FIRST Robotics Team as they compete on the state, national, and international level
  • $8000 to create a lab to include computer stations, software, and other technology equipment for new courses in digital visualization, cybersecurity, engineering, video and media tech, modeling/simulation, engineering drawing and design
  • $5000 to purchase new drumline equipment for the Mathews High School marching band
  • $4600 to assist 7th grade Thomas Hunter Middle School students in attending Nature Camp, held each summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • $3,000 to provide breakfast/lunch support, in partnership with the Mathews Continentals Society
  • $750 to strengthen the Parent Resource Center’s marketing and communication initiatives to improve parent/caregiver awareness about special education resources and promote their partnership in their children's academic success
  • $500 to support Mathews High School’s Freshman Transition Fair