Supporting Youth to

Empowering youth ages 10 - 19 in greater Richmond to become confident, capable writers with the skills necessary to succeed in college, career, and life.


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Creating New Opportunities for Success

in the Richmond Educational Community


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With the ever-expanding exposure to social media and evidence of increased stress in people of all age groups, it has become increasingly important to give young people opportunities to connect with themselves in a deeper way and to support students in finding their voice.

For over 10 years, Podium has provided safer and more supportive educational environments for students in Richmond, VA, and surrounding areas. By creating an opportunity for young people to develop essential writing and communication skills, Podium aims to increase youth confidence and engagement, and to support students in defining their avenue for success.

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What We Do

There are many ways to get involved with Podium.


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For Youth
Our youth programs are the foundation of what we do. If you’re a Richmond-area student who would like to learn more about us or participate in our programs, we would love to hear from you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Submit Your Work for Publication
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For Parents
Do you have a child in middle or high school who would benefit from participating in a supportive environment for creative writing and self expression? Visit our Programs page to see if Podium may be right for your child, or contact us for more information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Request a Program in Your Community
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For Teachers
Podium students depend on the support of the dedicated teachers who are part of our network. Visit our Programs page to learn more about what we do, or contact us to get involved as a Podium teacher.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Host Podium In Your Classroom
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For Community
There are many ways to help us continue to provide valuable programs for youth in Richmond. Whether you choose to donate writing supplies, volunteer your time, mentor your peers as an intern, or make a monetary donation, know that your support truly does have an impact in our community.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Apply for an Internship
Make A Donation
What We Do

There are many ways to get involved with Podium.


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For Youth
Our youth programs are the foundation of what we do. If you’re a Richmond-area student who would like to learn more about us or participate in our programs, we would love to hear from you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Submit Your Work for Publication
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For Parents
Do you have a child in middle or high school who would benefit from participating in a supportive environment for creative writing and self expression? Visit our Programs page to see if Podium may be right for your child, or contact us for more information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Request a Program in Your Community
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For Teachers
Podium students depend on the support of the dedicated teachers who are part of our network. Visit our Programs page to learn more about what we do, or contact us to get involved as a Podium teacher.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Host Podium In Your Classroom
Image
For Community
There are many ways to help us continue to provide valuable programs for youth in Richmond. Whether you choose to donate writing supplies, volunteer your time, mentor your peers as an intern, or make a monetary donation, know that your support truly does have an impact in our community.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Apply for an Internship
Make A Donation