What is Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester?

Vision Statement

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

Mission Statement

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

Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester operates under the belief that when a community invests its time, talent, and treasure into its 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, this inspires students to become better neighbors, quality employees, and impactful leaders in their communities.

Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester has a strategic plan that centers on three critical objectives: to increase the amount of time the community provides for the needs of the children, to foster an environment where the community lends its talents, and to collect and apply treasures to address unmet needs.

Our History

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.

 Major Initiatives of Bright Futures—Frederick/Winchester

 Who is Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester?

Bright Futures Advisory Board

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

Active Board Members

Sgt. Travis Mitchell, Vice-Chair, Frederick County Sheriff's Office

Holly Combs

Jennifer Croyle

Tamara Green

Melissa Turner

Rebecca Gibson

Sabrina Mullens

Jackie Hott

David Witt  

Dr. John Lamanna

Carleen Puglisi