RVA Future Centers

Preparing for the future

 

Don’t know what to do after high school? RVA Future Centers help students learn about options.

RVA Future Centers offer an exciting new opportunity aimed at increasing the number of Richmond Public Schools graduates accessing quality post-high school college and career opportunities, by providing a strong system of support, information, and assistance to RPS high school students. The long-term vision is to provide meaningful non-financial and financial support to all RPS high school students, before, during and after graduation, to bolster students’ long-term educational and economic success after high school. This is a collaborative initiative between the City of Richmond (via the Mayor’s Office of Community Wealth Building), Richmond Public Schools, and the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation, where this initiative is based.

Smiling graduates hugging outdoorsEach of the five comprehensive high schools have an RVA Future Center staffed by a dedicated professional to create, organize, and implement career/college activities focused on student success beyond high school. In partnership with the RPS School Counseling Department, RVA Future C
enters help to identify the gaps, determine metrics for success, and develop a coordinated plan for effective service delivery.

Long range impact will be to create a stream of qualified/educationally prepared talent for the Richmond workforce and improve the quality of life in the Richmond community by investing in future generations.  

More specifically, RVA Future Centers will:

  • Ensure that all participating students who graduate from Richmond Public Schools are prepared for the next step in life — 4 year university, 2 year college, technical/trade school, or industry certification by working with them one-to-one to identify strengths and interests then guide them to the most appropriate opportunity.
  • Coordinate college/career opportunities for those who may not have access otherwise by identifying scholarships opportunities, assisting with financial aid and scholarship applications, arranging college tours, matching students with industry mentors, collaborating with college prep and other community organizations, organizing college fairs, corporate and business visits, and more.
  • Partner with major corporations, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations to connect students to apprenticeship and internship opportunities.

Huguenot and George Wythe Future Centers

John Marshall Future Center

Program Staff

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Testimonials

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Toria Edmonds-Howell | Program Manager | thowell@rvaschools.net | 804.426.3795

Tracy Brower | Center Director, George Wythe High School |FutureCenter.GWHS@gmail.com | 804.213.2437

Cierra Brockington | Center Director, Armstrong High School | FutureCenter.AHS@gmail.com| 804.213.2570

Brittany Everett | Center Director, John Marshall High School | FutureCenter. JMHS@gmail.com| 804.213.2482

Jessica L. Hofbauer | Center Director, Thomas Jefferson High School | FutureCenter.TJHS@gmail.com| 804.213.2570

Seth Knight | Center Director, Huguenot High School | FutureCenter.HHS@gmail.com | 804.873.6028

 

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