We hope you can join in person this Thursday (March 16, 2023) at 6 pm at Ellwood Thompson’s for an inspiring conversation with Art Burton and Rev. Benjamin Campbell. We will learn about the history of Richmond and the policies that have shaped the current education climate. We will also hear perspectives that offer possibilities and new ways of thinking about how we tackle systemic issues. We ask that you come with an openness as we raise questions for ourselves to consider. We are so happy to be in conversation with everyone and look forward to being in community with those who can attend!
Supporting Together Area Youth RVA (STAY RVA) is a movement comprised of parents and neighbors who want to help 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. We want to build communities of support around every school and engage in honest conversations about why schools have not had the resources they need. We want to BECOME genuine community members who work to form relationships with all people.
Richmond is a dynamic city loved by many who call it 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.
At the heart of who we are as a movement is a LOVE for humanity. There is a foundational belief that TOGETHER we can and should create a better way forward by supporting our local public schools.
What We Believe