What Community Leaders Say
Our vision for Charlottesville City Schools calls for ‘Personal and Academic Excellence Inspired by a Collaborative and Innovative Learning Environment.’ More than ever, that goal requires academic as well as financial strategies that will provide students with state-of-the-art learning activities that prepare them for the future. Children’s dreams are infinite, but public funds are inevitably limited. Community support makes all the difference in seeing that Charlottesville students thrive as they reach their full potential.
We are at a turning point in human history, a rising tide of a culture of participation in global networks that open doors of which we never have dreamed. Remember, ‘making,’ at its core, is about ‘teaching’ kids to view the world (not just school) in a completely different way — it’s about empowerment and ownership of destiny— wondering is great but realizing that one has the power to ‘make something happen’ is a powerful, powerful thing.
And what is most powerful is that this process will be a collaborative investment. It is not just teachers or administrators, parents or volunteers. Everyone in our community will have a role, people from all walks of life and interests who are different in so many ways but who share the same fierce passion for ensuring that the next generation always will be better than the one it follows.