Virginia Avenue Project
The Virginia Avenue Project provides free after and in-school programs using the Arts in conjunction with long-term, on-on-one mentoring to give struggling children the skills to think creatively, critically, and courageously about life goals and choices. Kids join as early as age 6 and stay involved through high school working alongside caring adult mentors throughout their growing years. Since our inception in 1992: 100% of Project kids have graduated from high school, 95% have gone on to college, and 98% are the first in their families to do so!
So, Kids! Video From Leigh
Hi, Kids and Kids-Turned-Adult! As most of you know, I retired in October so we won’t be seeing that much of each other even though I’ll still be involved behind the scenes. When I was thinking about my retirement I mainly thought about what I wanted to say to all of you who have impacted my life so tremendously and given me the gift of growing up alongside you. Eventually I wrote a poem and later combined it with photos I’ve taken of you over the years and, with considerable help from my genius at the Mac Store – animated the text. So this is what I wish for all of you – actually, for everyone – and remember, no matter how old we get it’s never too late to go for coffee … or tea. So, Kids! Video