Two children reading by sharing a book.         A group of children play a game together.

Area business leaders and citizens established the Valley Alliance for Education (VAE) in 1990 with the intent to support our local public schools in their work to educate and develop young people.
We engage community partners to promote educational excellence in Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro public schools.

Four key values guide our efforts:
Imagine and then create opportunities for effective dialogue between employers and educators
Innovate while addressing current and anticipated educational needs
Inspire teaching excellence
Invest in regional efforts focusing on quality of life and economic development by providing resources for classroom enrichment