Tag Archive: Education
Family by Choice | Big Brothers Big Sisters
Terence Doctor shuffles a basketball from hand to hand as he tells me about volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He’s been a Big for four years to the same Little – James – who’s a celebrity here at Dupont Elementary. As James makes his way down the hall to us, just about everyone gives him… View Article
Boys to Men: Young men find support in mentoring program
Aho I learned a new word this week: ‘Aho’. Aho is an ancient Lakota word that, roughly translated means, “I hear you”. You might compare it to the familiar ‘amen’ often uttered in a church service. However, its meaning is particularly significant among the youth in the Boys to Men mentoring program in Prince George… View Article
Weston Manor: A History of Educating Our Youth
It’s hot out here. A warm breeze is slowly wandering off the Appomattox River giving me some relief. Still, all in all, it’s a sultry late summer evening. I’ve been here before to walk around and photograph Weston Manor’s lovely surroundings but right now I’m standing where a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse once stood next to the… View Article
Better Vision, Better Future: Conexus Helps Kids See
Young children may not be aware that their vision is a problem. Those vision problems can turn into learning problems. We feel it’s critical to our mission of creating healthy communities and bright futures that we remove vision challenges and make way for improved education. Conexus was an obvious choice when we looked for a… View Article
Fit4Kids Teaches Through Action
Cynthia Piazza is standing at the back of a group of kindergarten-aged children and following along as a young boy leads his classmates through Vrkasana, better known to these children and many others as, “The Tree Pose.” They are practicing alphabet yoga to cool down and calm their minds after rigorous play and learning activities. Not… View Article
HCPS Receives Grant to Support After-school Programs and Enrichment
Hopewell City Public Schools, in partnership with the John Randolph Foundation, are pleased to announce the award of the 21st Century Grant. This grant, from the Virginia Department of Education, will help support after-school enrichment opportunities for the children of Hopewell.
Louis and Ursula “Sue” Gibbs Donor Story
Sue Gibbs lived a meaningful life and embodied many of the characteristics that a community values in its residents – humility, selflessness, and compassion towards others. For ninety-seven years, Sue Gibbs changed the lives of those around her for the better. The John Randolph Foundation is honored to play a role in ensuring that Sue will continue changing lives for years to come.