With more than 38% of households in our region working and still struggling to afford basic necessities (food, rent, technology, childcare, transportation and healthcare), hard-working families need the community’s support more than ever.
That is why United Way of Roanoke Valley, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA of the Blue Ridge, local governments, schools and faith leaders, is working to identify opportunities for students up to 12th Grade to continue to have a safe, supportive educational environment on days they aren’t physically on campus.
The goal is to establish a network of satellite academic learning centers at community locations closest to each school, and make these services available at low- or no-cost to students and families in the coming year.
While some of these additional partnership locations are being finalized by our out-of-school time partners, we ask that parents fill the application to help identify the demand at each school location; and begin the process of identifying what financial supports they may be able to access.
Please stay tuned for more information!