Richmond Public Schools expands mentor program for young women, men of color

Richmond Public Schools expands mentor program for young women, men of color
The program helps students explore their passions, learn about social justice, and develop leadership skills.

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Public Schools (RPS) is expanding it’s mentorship program for women of color this school year.

In partnership with ‘Girls For A Change,' a nonprofit youth development organization aimed at empowering young women of color in Central Virginia, RPS will offer mentorship opportunities to young women of color at Albert Hill, Binford, Boushall, Elkhardt-Thompson, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle Schools and Armstrong, Huguenot, John Marshall, and Thomas Jefferson High Schools.

As a part of the program, schools will develop a Girls Action Team, a group of 12-15 girls led by mentors who provide students with the opportunities to tap into their passions, learn about social justice, and develop leadership skills.

The program helps students explore their passions, learn about social justice, and develop leadership skills.

RPS is also expanding 'Brothers United’ -- a similar program for young men of color -- at Chimborazo, Miles Jones, Oak Grove, and Woodville Elementary Schools.

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