Foundation Focus: Children and Young Adults

Children and Young Adults represent the future of our community. By providing the support and opportunities to enable our youngest citizens to thrive we will create a more vibrant community for all of our residents.

What we envision:

  • Children in Williamsburg will enter school ready to learn.
  • Educational enrichment opportunities will be available and affordable for local children.
  • Young adults will have opportunities for volunteering and employment in our community.

What we support:

  • Early childhood development.
  • Positive youth development through after school and summer enrichment programs.
  • Educational and therapeutic programs to enrich the quality of life for children and young adults with special needs.
  • Protecting children from abuse and neglect.

What we measure:

  • Number of children and young adults served compared to number of residents in that age group.
  • Types of opportunities offered.

What we know:

2016 National Kids Count Data Book
(Voices for Virginia’s Children)

Early Literacy Activities of Young Children
(National Center for Education Statistics)

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2017
(Child Care Aware® of America)

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Virginia’s Housing in 10 Graphics (2017)

Virginia Department of Social Services
(Local DSS Profile Report: data on social services clients and caseload, social services spending, staffing, population and poverty estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, unemployment rate, non-marital and teen births for each of the 120 local departments of social services (LDSS). Also includes statewide and regional data on some indicators.)

How to Contribute:- click here to contribute to the Community Fund for Children & Young Adults or call us at 757-259-1660 for more information.