Newport News Education Foundation

Newport News Education Foundation

What is the Newport News Education Foundation?

Newport News Education Foundation (NNEF) is a diverse group of citizens who support Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) efforts to prepare students for their future. Members bring to the foundation their expertise in business, education, and industry, as well as skills in community and military leadership.

NNEF serves as a convener and facilitator providing events and programs to encourage dialogue between the business and education communities, enabling them to understand what each can do, in collaboration, to ensure the outcome of career-ready students.

NNEF also raises private sector funds to support NNPS in delivering innovative programs in their mission to graduate career-ready students armed with the skills and industry-sanctioned certificates making them employment-ready for local industry.

For more information, contact Monique Hampton, Executive Director, Newport News Education Foundation, (757) 591-4747.

Mission: To enrich the quality of teaching and learning by strengthening innovation through sustained business partnerships.

Vision: Students are thriving in an educational environment full of opportunities to succeed in work and life.

Priorities 2020-2021

  • Advocating for full funding of NNPS
  • Providing for opportunities for innovation
  • Supporting regional workforce demands

The Newport News Education Foundation seeks to:

  • Facilitate more open active and fluid connections and relationships for partners and prospective partners.
  • Advocate on behalf of Newport News Public Schools.
  • Communicate in all directions – to the community, public and throughout the school system.
  • Educate in all directions – to the public about the outstanding opportunities available to students through the school division, and to the Superintendent and staff on perceptions and areas in need of reward/repair.
2022 Salute to Success Dinner, June 2

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Questions may be directed to (757) 591-4500.

Become a Salute to Success Sponsor!

In recognition of the accomplishments of outstanding high school students in Newport News Public Schools, we will hold our 28th Annual Salute to Success Student Recognition Celebration. Your sponsorship promotes the importance of student academic achievement and career readiness, and provides funding to support college scholarships for NNPS graduates, including those who are planning to enter the teaching profession, as well as funding for workforce-based career scholarship programs. Please use the buttons below to give your gift or sponsorship to the Newport News Education Foundation.

Thank you for your support and generosity!

Salute to Success: Student Recognition Celebration

Newport News Public Schools is home to many outstanding students and together, through our Annual Salute to Success Student Recognition Dinner, the Newport News Education Foundation honors and celebrates the resilience and perseverance of our top students who have made extraordinary accomplishments towards the goals of becoming college, career, and citizen ready.

This year, we will recognize top Career & Technical Education students who have earned four or more Industry Certifications, have been recognized by the National Merit Program, have demonstrated Academic Excellence at the top of their class, have demonstrated extraordinary Civic Leadership, are Class Valedictorians and Salutatorians, and we will introduce the 2022 Lett Scholar of the Wayne D. Lett Scholarship, which is funded through donor support. Since pivoting to a virtual event last year, we are thrilled to be back together again in person.


Meet our newest 2022 Wayne D. Lett Scholarship Student Beneficiary!

Each year, the Newport News Education Foundation selects a student applicant from Newport News Public Schools to receive the $10,000 Wayne D. Lett Scholarship. Join us in celebration of our 2022 Lett Scholar, Lauren Francis, a senior at Woodside High School!

Lauren Frances, Lett Scholarship Recipient 2022