Get Proximate with “the richness in Richmond” and College is Real

Get to know high school students in Richmond, and the work and impact of College is Real, SV2 Grantee Partner! This event is in-person.

This event is designed by a team of12 students who are eager to introduce you to their community, what it means to be student, and what they’re proud about. You will learn about students’ experiences in the College is Real (CIR) programs, and understand ways to support College is Real. This event includes fun games and a community lunch together. We’re doing this on Halloween, feel free to come in costume if you’d like! There just might be a Halloween Contest!

More Context:

High school can be a formative and significant experience. Beyond the classes, lockers, extracurriculars, and questionable cafeteria food, students are developing their identities and sense of belonging.

When we gather, students will take this opportunity to provide insights into their community; share challenges, accomplishments, and highlight the experiences that have shaped them.

College is Real (CIR) identifies, motivates, educates and mentors the “college-aspirational” students at Richmond’s three public high schools in order to have as many students as possible apply to, attend, and graduate from four-year colleges. We want to change the lives of the students in the program so they can ultimately improve the lives of their families and change their communities.

CIR was selected as a Grantee Partner in SV2’s 2022 Equity in Education Grant Round.

This Get Proximate event is happening soon after the grantmaking as part of SV2’s commitment to advancing strong trust and relationship building earlier on.

Agenda (times may change slightly):

There is a combination of indoor and outdoor activities.

  • 9:30-10:00am: Arrive
  • 10:00-10:25am: Introductions + Overview of what CIR does
  • 10:25-10:30am: Overview of the day
  • 10:30-10:55am: Student-Led Tour of High School Campus
  • 10:55-11:20am: Icebreakers with Students
  • 11:20-12:00pm: Small Breakout Discussions
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30pm: Games
  • 1:30-1:50pm: Reflection
  • 1:50-2:10pm: Close and Next Steps

To attend this event, SV2 requires its participants:

  1. Are COVID vaccinated and boosted at least two weeks before the event
  2. Test negative for COVID within 24 hours of the event
  3. Stay home if you are feeling sick or are experiencing symptoms