About Bright Futures

  • Vision Statement

    Inspiring community partnerships that open a way for all children to learn, lead, and serve to their full potential.

    Mission Statement

    Together...committing all that we are to enrich the life of a child.


    Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester was officially started in March 2014, with two schools and 69 students in the food pack program. In August 2015 the current distribution center was launched. Winchester Public Schools was added in March 2017. Currently, more than 1,500 students across 28 schools in Winchester and Frederick County are supported by Bright Futures programs.


    • Food Pack Program
    • Student Response
    • Stuff the Bus
    • Holiday Assistance

Why Bright Futures?

  • Because every childs needs a champion...

    By engaging the community, we can create a learning atmosphere that enables students and teachers to focus on education and achieving success. Bright Futures USA operates under the belief that when communities invest their time, talent, and treasure in their schools, students are more likely to stay in school through graduation, have a higher degree of self-worth and confidence, and set and reach goals for the future. In turn, these students grow up to be better neighbors, quality employees, and impactful leaders in their communities.

Bright Futures School Staff

    • Dr. George Hummer, Superintendent, FCPS
    • Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services, FCPS
    • Elise Stine-Dolinar, Program Coordinator
    • Dr. Veronique N. Walker, Equity and Family Empowerment Coordinator, WPS



    178 Indian Hollow Road
    Winchester, VA 22603