With more than 38% of households in Roanoke County working and stillstruggling 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 faith communities, Roanoke County local government and Roanoke County Public School leaders are working to identify opportunities for students up to 6th Grade to continue to have safe and supportive environment to continue their education and interact with 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!