VISION AND MISSION:
The Education Pillar wants to play a critical role in supporting and funding educational-based programs for students of all ages. We want Wasatch County citizens to have the opportunity to enrich and enhance their lives through exceptional educational opportunities beyond the classroom. From community-based programs, to technology and college readiness, the Foundation supports and partners with providers and students, providing resources and programs to help them be successful.
The Wasatch Community Foundation will collaborate with all educational programs and initiatives in the Heber Valley. We will support new and innovative education partnerships, learning programs, and opportunities that educate students of all ages. Our partnerships will provide resources where gaps in service and structure are identified.
Our Education Pillar Team is currently supporting the UVU Wasatch Campus to establish an accredited Hospitality and Tourism degreed program. We are also partnering with UVU and Wasatch High School to develop a trades program for HS graduates that do not go on to college. We are also partnering with PEAK Education, providing transportation and equipment for our differently-abled students and young adults. Finally, we are partnering with CAPS, providing teaching opportunities for retail sales, marketing, and business to high school students. We are also exploring ways to support MTech, as their campus moves into the valley. We will also continue to explore avenues for providing adult education and transitional college opportunities.
The Education Pillar was involved in the building of the UVU Wasatch Campus where both the young and the ever-learning in our valley continue to learn. We also assisted the Wasatch Education Foundation in becoming the esteemed student scholarship and teacher recognition program it is today, with local Wasatch High School Senior scholarships totaling more than $250,000 each year.We will continue to explore avenues for offering adult education and transitional college opportunities.