RVACC KIDS: Youth Empowerment Program

My name is Lance Cooper (Activist & Youth Program Director) based in Richmond, Virginia. You may know me from the recent success of our #SaveFlintChallenge water relief mission for Flint, others might be familiar with my dedication to empowering youth in the Richmond community.

News Links:

☆ RVA Mag
Local Youth Activist Raising Funds To Help Girls See #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/30iC6nVU0P

☆ Richmond Times Dispatch
Crowdfunding campaign funds Richmond kids' trips to see 'Black Panther' https://t.co/HDKNNBx0Xs

☆ RVA Mag
Local Activist Launches Black Panther Challenge Campaign in Richmond https://t.co/t7kLBnO06m

Check out some familiar names who've supported our RVACC Youth Program campaigns: Debra Messing, Aaron Levie, Geneva Carr, Rosanna Arquette, D.L. Hughley, Kevin Corke, Patricia Arquette, Alyssa Milano. 

RVA Youth Empowerment

Some public schools offer before and after school care for their students, with typical fees of $100-$500 or more a month ($1k-$5k or more for the school year), and that's per student. The RVACC Youth Empowerment Program has obtained sponsorship, and with your donations we can help elevate more kids in Richmond, Virginia. 

RVACC was founded in 2016 with one mission in mind.. to strengthen the community, and provide under-served, underprivileged, deserving kids with resources and a chance to participate in valuable education opportunities. Many of todays youth never get to experience empowerment classes, it’s our goal to ensure that every child has this opportunity.

Your support will open doors for 50-100 students (age 9-18), and place them in an environment dedicated to helping them live successful, healthier and happier lives. RVACC YOUTH EMPOWERMENT helps kids with homework assistance, small group tutoring in reading, math, teen council/leadership development; summer camp access and organized instructional programs for physical activities such as dance, yoga, and martial arts; academic and arts programs such as science, crafts, and theater.

We provide developmental tasks – including understanding self and personal values, life skills, dealing with family stress, human growth and development, and issues related to social and emotional transitions from adolescence to adulthood.

Through our media sponsors, community partnerships and our own financial assistance process, we can offer 50-100 students annual enrollment for ONLY $160 per student. This fee will assist with food, bus passes for youth travel, team uniforms, camp access, & classroom supplies. Every dollar raised stays local and has a lasting impact on children in the RVA community.

Help Us Empower Our Youth

We strive for peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential. Our goal is to provide a network of support that empowers the youth to be leaders and make a change, for a better world. RVACC will be fundraising for our youth program through the end of the year. Please help now if you can.

"It's all about raising our youth to be goal-oriented with high expectations!"

Thank You,
Lance (Youth Program Director)

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Mechanicsville, VA