2019 Impact Report
Supporting Youth in the Richmond Area
Project Write Now
Empowers middle school children to discover the value of writing and find their voices in the modern world through fun, focused writing prompts and communication exercises. During programs, youth discuss ideas about identity, culture, and community while learning the basics of different writing forms
Power of the Pen
Provides opportunities for high schoolers to build academic writing and critical thinking skills through advanced writing workshops. Teens develop confidence in their written voice, communication, and public speaking while exploring professional and collegiate writing to prepare for post-graduation life.
graduate on time & pass their 11th Grade SOLs
feel supported by Podium mentors
"I want to learn more about the topics I know the least in."
Agree that they improved their writing while in Podium programs.
"Sometimes, I feel like people will not listen to me.
But my pencil and paper respect me"