Henrico County‚Äôs general government departments and Henrico County Public Schools earned a combined 4 Achievement Awards from the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) which recognizes excellence in local government programs for 2019.
Henrico‚Äôs award-winning programs are listed below:
The Life Enrichment Program addresses adults with developmental disabilities, dementia, or Alzheimer‚Äôs disease to assist them in maintaining their skills while enjoying their retirement years. The goal is to offer activities that may emphasize improvements in memory, sensory ability and/or physical health.
Caregiver Kits at Henrico County Public Library enable those experiencing memory loss or dementia-related illness to connect easily with family members, friends, and caregivers by revisiting familiar themes from their lives. Each kits has a theme and contain books with vibrant photographs, DVDs of classic movies or television shows, popular music CDs, and discussion prompts, all chosen with the goal of encouraging memory and conversation.
Career and Technical Letter-of-Intent Signing Day recognized and celebrated high school students who completed a career and technical education program and were offered positions in the workforce. Students and representatives of their future employers signed symbolic letters of agreement, as families shared in their excitement and members of the media.
In 2017, Henrico County Public Schools launched a summer program called ‚ÄúSNAPS,‚ÄĚ an acronym for ‚ÄúStudents Navigating Appropriate Peer Socialization.‚ÄĚ SNAPS is geared towards students with high-functioning autism who struggle with everyday social skills. They practice social skills in the classroom and during real-world opportunities with age-appropriate general education peers as role models. Students go into the community Tuesday through Thursday to apply these skills in everyday life.