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.
Samiya Jackson and Zakiyyah Shabazz, two 12th graders at Thomas Jefferson High School are amazing people. First, they are both incredibly smart and hard-working. Samiya will be attending Xavier College in the fall and Zakiyyah will be going to Old Dominion University. Second, they both fully understand the importance of giving back to their communities and helping others along the way. Samiya noticed a genuine need in her school for effective student leaders and so she created a club, solicited support and was able to take action to improve her school community. Zakiyyah has been working throughout her high school career to gather leadership skills and to inspire others, she is going to ODU to obtain a degree in business administration and wants to open her own hair salon after college. The city of Richmond is ever so proud of you both!
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 email@example.com so we can hear about more of these positive stories and share them here!
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