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"
“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.”
“I have yet to meet a student who was not grateful for interning with Podium!”
“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.”
“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!”
Current Program Locations
Podium programs return for the summer!
Interested in joining a virtual program?
Youth Community Centers
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Greater Richmond Boys & Girls Clubs, and YMCA STAR Program at Quioccasin MS.
Elkhardt Thompson MS, Lucille Brown MS, and Binford MS.
Thomas Jefferson HS, Armstrong HS, and Henrico HS.