STAY RVA VISION

OUR VISION

STAY RVA will help make Richmond

Public Schools (RPS) a thriving

example of a successful, diverse,

urban school system.

OUR MISSION

STAY (Supporting Together Area Youth) is a movement comprised of parents and neighbors who want to make Richmond’s local public schools thrive. We are a positive-minded, solution-oriented, action-based organization. We want you to be a part of STAY… STAY in the city, STAY committed, STAY open-minded, STAY willing to make a difference.

Richmond is a dynamic city with the energy and momentum to be a remarkable place that people call home. We want to encourage people to STAY, put down roots, and get involved in their community by coming together in support of local schools. In order to be a first class city we must provide a first class education for all students.

Want to help?

Support our mission of helping Richmond Public Schools deliver a first class education to all youth.

OUR VALUES

We support students

We get to know students and help support and enhance activities and experiences that contribute to their education and overall development in a positive, meaningful manner. We show up to events where students are participating in extracurricular activities to show the strength of an involved community that supports them.

We support staff

We are a dedicated support system for staff, ready to help implement their vision of excellence. We connect communities to teachers and staff through deliberate and thoughtful acts to ensure that they see how much the community appreciates their tireless efforts.

We support schools

We provide a broad spectrum of resources to help strengthen school’s programs, events, athletics and facilities. We also organize STAY DAY’s with Richmond Public Schools to complete beautification projects at the schools in the community.

…while building relationships

TAKE ACTION

Want to get involved? There are easy ways to support STAY RVA, Richmond Public Schools and our community.

OUR RESOURCES

We have put together a list of resources including Richmond Public Schools' websites, school locator map, and more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us at our upcoming events to show your support for our community!

SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

Through our collaboration with the schools we are fortunate to witness truly inspiring students, staff and programs on a daily basis. We celebrate these stories and highlight the exciting and engaging projects and learning opportunities RPS students and staff are undertaking.

Stephanie Mitchell, a secretary at TJ High School, goes above and beyond for students, staff, and parents on a daily basis. Ms. Mitchell is someone who collaborates with others to make great things happen. She worked with staff members  to create an unforgettable Homecoming Week that culminated with around 200 students dancing until the very last song and enjoying a fully stocked buffet of snacks. Stephanie organized the Trunk or Treat community event where students and staff at TJ passed out candy to celebrate Halloween with neighborhood families. As her most recent project, Ms. Mitchell is working as a sponsor for the Coaches in the Classrooms program at TJ. The Coaches in the Classroom program helps student-athletes prepare for success while promoting the ideals of positive youth development through sport and community service. Student-athletes at TJ will be meeting with students at Fisher Elementary for this project.

Keep coming back to check out our success spotlights. If someone in your area is working hard in their local school please reach out to us at info@stayrva.org so we can hear about more of these positive stories and share them here!

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CONTACT US

Get in touch with us using the contact form or by email at info@stayrva.org to learn more about what STAY RVA does and how you can help.

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BE A PART OF STAY RVA AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE