Mission Statement

It is our mission to support afterschool programs in the Charlottesville community that instill both an appreciation for, and an understanding of, the value of creativity and collaboration in middle and high school students.

It is our belief that working locally allows us to better communicate with organizations we choose to pursue, as well as affording us the opportunity to engage in our own backyard and support those in our community. We recognize that afterschool programs engage youth during the critical hours between two and seven in the afternoon, when they could otherwise be engaging in risky behaviors. We believe that creative intelligence allows for the development of problem solving, decision making, and the ability to work in diverse contexts. We hope that funding these organizations will better prepare our youth to creatively and collaboratively address the problems of the future.

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