STAY RVA will help make Richmond
Public Schools (RPS) a thriving
example of a successful, diverse,
urban school system.
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.
…while building relationships
Want to get involved? There are easy ways to support STAY RVA, Richmond Public Schools and our community.
We have put together a list of resources including Richmond Public Schools' websites, school locator map, and more!
Join us at our upcoming events to show your support for our community!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can hear about more of these positive stories and share them here!
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