United Way Launches Kindergarten Countdown Camp

United Way wants every kindergarten student to start school ready to learn and succeed. That's why we are launching Kindergarten Countdown Camp, a new program for rising kindergarten students in our area.


This school year, the Steps to Success start with you. Learn more about what you can do to help students on their educational journey.

Attendance Awareness Month

In the Greater Richmond and Petersburg region, nearly 1 in 10 students miss more than 10 percent of the school year – nearly a month of school. This problem exists at all grade levels.

Petersburg School-Based Health Center

Research shows that health is a critical factor in students attending school every day, engaging meaningfully and thriving in school and in life. That’s why United Way is working with local organizations through the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership to open a school-based health center at Petersburg High School.

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Preparing for a New School Year

Are there specific things that we often overlook when preparing students for a new school year?

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Steps to a Successful School Year

Why is a new school year so important? What is United Way doing to support students, schools and communities?

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Helping Your School, Helping Your Community

We all can play a role in helping schools get ready for a new school year – from donating supplies for teachers to buying an extra backpack for a kid in need to signing up to volunteer.

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