Supporting Youth to Write, Dream Achieve
Empowering youth ages 10 - 19 in greater Richmond to become confident, capable writers with the skills necessary to succeed in college, career, and life.
Podium RVA is a local non-profit organization founded in 2008 to help middle school and high school student to become confident writers. It currently serves 500 students in the Richomnd Metro area. Student may participate in after-school weekly classes lasting 1-2 hours, for a three-month session.
Students practice different concepts, such as poetry, short stories, and preparing debates. Students are referred by teachers and guidance conselors. Podium RVA is preparing to expand into the Hopewell and Petersburg areas.
For over 10 years, Podium has provided safer and more supportive educational environments for students in Richmond, VA, and surrounding areas. By creating opportunities for young people to develop essential writing and communication skills, Podium aims to increase youth confidence and engagement, while supporting students in defining their own avenues for success.