Quite the Taste
The “2017 Taste of Rappahannock” was held Saturday evening in the barn of Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville, benefitting Headwaters in its mission to foster educational excellence in Rappahannock County. A lively and generous crowd in excess of 200 is seen here enjoying a pre-dinner performance by Rappahannock County High School student vocalists Sophia Hernandez and Kirsten Dalle Luca. The total amount contributed this year has not yet been compiled by organizers, but “We think we are headed for a record.”
Next Step, Career and College Access Program partners with the Guidance Department at Rappahannock County High School and provides children with valuable career and college access information. Program Director: Kathryn Habib
Our Starfish Mentoring Program is vital to children in our community. It provides trained mentors for children who would benefit from another caring adult in their lives. Our mentees attend summer camp compliments of Headwaters. Program Director: Anne Simon
READ is a partnership program with Rappahannock County Elementary School and provides a targeted, curriculum-driven tutoring program in reading for students in the primary grades. Program Director: Dianne Handy
After School Enrichment is another program benefitting Rappahannock Elementary School. It provides a safe, healthy alternative to time after school, with a nutritious snack, outdoor activities, homework help and enrichment opportunities. Program Director: Brooke Lange
Educational Enrichment Grants continue to help teachers with extra support they might need for their classrooms or for special projects. These grants can also fund workshops and field trips for county teachers.
The RCPS Farm-to-Table Program is supported by Headwaters with a generous budget. Headwaters currently maintains a courtyard garden at RCES and funds innovative science projects, summer camps, and environmental projects as well as a greenhouse, raised beds, and a hoop house that all benefit RCHS students.
Headwaters’ mission is to foster educational excellence in Rappahannock County by cultivating the cooperative spirit and resources of the whole community to benefit all students.