Podium RVA is a nonprofit that empowers underserved youth ages 11 – 19 across Greater Richmond to become confident and capable writers, communicators, and leaders to succeed in school, career, and life. They serve over 300 children and teens annually in over 400 hours of programming year-round. Their programs build academic and critical thinking skills, self-confidence, and prepare youth for a successful transition from middle to high school or from high school to college and beyond.

Their goals are to build educational equity and opportunity for youth advancement and growth in Richmond, and to create safe, supportive spaces for children and teens to showcase and celebrate their perspectives and accomplishments. Podium provides weekly workshops, youth publication and showcase opportunities, and teen professional development services year-round which are open to the public. You can learn more online at podiumrva.org.