United Way Early Learning Trail to Launch in Chesterfield County

RICHMOND, Va. (June 10, 2019) – United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg will join Genworth and Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation to open the fourth United Way Steps to Success Early Learning Trail at Rockwood Park in Chesterfield County on Friday, June 14 from 11:00 a.m.-noon. A ribbon cutting will take place at 11:15 a.m.

The interactive Early Learning Trail features signs and expert-approved learning games and activities that adults and children can do together. The trail is intended to help parents, caregivers and communities use everyday moments outdoors to boost school readiness for preschool children.

Teams from Genworth and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation helped United Way build and install the Rockwood Park trail. Trail creation is guided by United Way’s Steps to Success, a framework that identifies nine milestones on the path to prosperity. Preparing the region’s children for kindergarten is one of the core components of the Steps to Success.

“We know that in order for children to be kindergarten-ready, children need quality early education and strong relationships with family. The Steps to Success Early Learning Trails are an opportunity for families and caregivers to engage with kids and help turn an everyday activity like a trip to the park into an opportunity for learning and development.”

-James Taylor, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

This is the fourth Steps to Success Early Learning Trail United Way has built in the region. Other trails can be found at:

Flora Hill Park
300 Richmond Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Pine Camp Cultural Arts & Community Center
4901 Old Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Mosby Court Community
1536 Coalter Street
Richmond, VA 23223

To help build or sponsor a future trail, please contact:

Emily Watkins
Senior Director of Strategic Engagement
(804) 771-5835

About United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg empowers individuals and addresses systemic problems to provide everyone with a clear path to success. We do this by conducting research, funding programs and organizations, driving systems-level change and engaging with individuals in 11 localities across the region. Learn more at YourUnitedWay.org.