May News from Educate Fairfax

7 honorees at Hall of Fame

photo credit: Caren Hoehner

Eight New Inductees into the FCPS Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, May 4, Educate Fairfax inducted 8 new members of the FCPS Hall of Fame, established to honor distinguished alumni of Fairfax County Public Schools.

"Congratulations to this class of inductees," said Len Forkas, board chair of Educate Fairfax. "We launched the Hall of Fame to demonstrate how our school system prepares students to become tomorrow's community leaders, business owners and servant leaders. We believe our students are our strength and welcome the community to join Educate Fairfax in its mission to ensure that every student has a path to success.”

This year’s class of Hall of Fame inductees include a life-long diplomat, a war hero, local business owners and entrepreneurs, a lawyer and inventor, a young published author and filmmaker, an Olympic athlete, and one of FCPS’s own leadership team!

For more information, please visit the Educate Fairfax website. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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student Jonathon visits his teacher at W. Springfield

Teacher Grants Continue to Make an Impact.

In 2019, an Educate Fairfax teacher grant supported a work-based learning activity at West Springfield High School to promote the trades. Student Jonathan listened to a master electrician and two Electrical Level 2 students talk about career opportunities as an electrician - and students were invited to try a hands-on activity setting up a single pole circuit. Jonathan was hooked and is now in an elite upper-level electrician class at Edison Academy and on his way to a great career. We are proud to have been a part of his inspiration!

Read about Jonathan's journey. 

Find out more about Educate Fairfax's teacher grants and how you can help on our website

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Sponsor the FCPS Honors!

Each year, Educate Fairfax supports employee recognition programs throughout FCPS, culminating in the FCPS Honors event in June.

A corporate sponsorship is a great way to show teachers, principals and other employees how much we value their service to FCPS, especially over the last two years of the pandemic.  

More details on our website

students with backpacks

Collect for Kids Kicks Off!

Every year, Educate Fairfax raises funds to provide school supply kits to students in need in FCPS. For every $10 donated, a school supply kit can be provided to a child. 

Make your donation today and help students start school strong in the fall!

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Every Donation Can Make a Difference to Students and Teachers!

Educate Fairfax works in partnership with FCPS and our community to create pathways to long-term success for students. Your monetary donation will help Educate Fairfax across all of our focus areas.  

  • Gap needs for disadvantaged students (e.g. backpacks, supplies, basic needs)
  • Literacy efforts for our youngest learners
  • Direct grants to teachers to support innovative learning
  • Retention and recognition of stellar educators
  • or give in honor of your favorite teacher or school - funds go directly to the program of your choice. 

With your help, students can achieve their maximum potential and we can create lasting impact, one child at a time. 

Donate Now!

Our mission: Educate Fairfax energizes the power of the community to invest in educational excellence and prepare students for the future. 

Our vision: Every FCPS student has a path to success.  

Visit our website for more information.