Richmond Hill sponsors the Armstrong Leadership Program for 40-50 students in grades 9-12 at Armstrong High School, the most heavily stressed high school in metropolitan Richmond. Armstrong serves the children of six public housing projects, with household incomes in the $10,000 – $13,000 range, who are most in danger of social breakdown and leaving school before completion. The program has developed an extensive mentoring network for a larger percentage of the student body. In the past ten years, all of the ALP students have graduated, all have post-secondary placements, and a significant number have attended four-year colleges on scholarships. Travelers’ Insurance is a major partner offering funding for the program and job shadowing opportunities for students. The program is funded each school year through grants and donations.
Primary Population Served
Adolescents Only (13-19 years)