We believe education begins at birth and lasts throughout life. Education can be a key to unleash the potential of opportunity for everyone, especially for those who communities have been marginalized. Therefore, education should be equitable, excellent in its delivery and accessible to all regardless of place, gender or ethnicity.
Further, we believe that every child in WNC should:
We are committed to investing across all sectors of education: early childhood, K-12 and post-secondary. With the significant impact of COVID-19 on the education sector, our focus and initial investments have been aimed at helping schools at all levels – from early learning to higher education – face the incredible new challenges they are experiencing. Our funding to date has supported WiFi hotspots, learning pods, cleaning supplies for safe opening, COVID-19 testing and programs to support remote learners.
We are currently working on developing specific goals and strategies for education and would love to learn from those doing the work in this region. We invite you to share your ideas and projects with us by filling out a pre-application for funding.
Today’s Transylvania Boys & Girls Club is a hub of activity with kids coming from nine area schools. The Club serves kids from kindergarten through 12th grade. They offer a host of activities to engage the kids and to promote life-long learning, from academic success programs and character development to nutrition classes and physical activity.