Information for Teachers & The Community

See What Parents, Teachers, & Other Podium Partners Are Saying About Our Programs

  • “I am happy to host Podium in my classroom! I look forward to learning how to improve my own teaching and writing practice from your visits"

    Jeanne Callahan

    Thomas Jefferson HS English Department Chair

  • “I have seen the impact Podium has had on my students. My students have become excited about writing and revision. They have also participated in the peer-to-peer mentorship program with middle school students—a program that could help students better navigate the transition between schools. An investment in Podium and high-quality innovative writing programs is a worthwhile investment. I support Podium’s work in Richmond Public Schools, and I hope you will as well.”

    Clary Carleton

    Open HS and 2017 Teacher of the Year

  • “I have yet to meet a student who was not grateful for interning with Podium!”

    Dale Smith

    MA, MFA, VCU Service Assistant Professor of
    English, Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising

  • “I have seen the impact Podium RVA had on my daughter Destiny over the past four years, and it continues in college. She built confidence in her ability as an artist to share with her peers, growing to be the fine young lady she is today. Being in Podium is like family. As a parent I was able to speak on the last open mic of my daughter’s senior year. I am so blessed to see the impact it had on me as a parent.”

    Chantel Hall

    Proud parent and Podium supporter for life

  • “Y'all do a great job. I signed my child up for a few different online classes during quarantine, and Podium more than any other seemed to engage students deeply!”

    Adria S.

    Pdoium parent

Current Program Locations

Interested in joining a program?
Youth Community Centers

Southside Boys & Girls Club, Petersburg Boys & Girls Club

Middle Schools

Dogwood MS, Boushall MS, Fairfield, Henderson MS, John Rolfe MS, The Well MS

High Schools

Armstrong HS, George Wythe HS, Huguenot HS, Highland Springs HS, and Varina HS

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