Oct 09

Superintendent Encourages Your Support of United Way

Suffolk Public Schools believes it takes the whole community working together to reach our mutual goals.  Our community is what we make it and we have the power to choose to make a positive impact.
For the past three years, our school division had the opportunity to directly see the impact that we make when our employees give to the United Way of South Hampton Roads.  The organization’s United for Children initiative has provided significant financial support to our summer school programs – LEAP for elementary students and LAUNCH for middle school students.   Students from all elementary and middle schools received specialized hands-on attention to reduce summer learning loss and to improve their growing minds.  United for Children also brought several community partners and companies from Suffolk together to make possible the wellness and enrichment activities.

ACCESS College Foundation is now supported by United Way of South Hampton Roads.  ACCESS College Foundation provides advisors in our high schools and some of our middle schools – helping students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to successfully take the path to attend college.

Suffolk Public Schools and its employees and community members care.   We care about our work, we care about each other, and we care about our community.  So does United Way.   United Way advances our community by creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on Education, Financial Stability, and Health – building blocks for a good quality of life.

This year, Suffolk Public Schools wants to continue to grow in its staff and student fundraising for United Way.  Our 2016-17 campaign increased by 26 percent, with total donations close to $47,000.  We cannot do it without you being an active participant in the campaign, showing your support and passion for our students and our community.  Each school has a campaign coordinator, who can provide you with your personalized pledge card.

Please invest in the future of our community and join me by giving as generously as you can.  United Way invites you to join the movement.  Change only happens if we all work together.

To learn more, go to www.unitedwayshr.org