We’re at an important crossroads. In Virginia, 36 percent of middle school students care for themselves after school, and only nine percent participate in after-school programs. The importance of middle school and Out-of-School Time (OST) programs as part of our students’ educational experience cannot be overstated.

The middle school years are a pivotal time for keeping youth safe and focused on their education and hopeful about their future.

Learning beyond the bell

NextUp provides a free, coordinated system of after-school programs for Richmond middle schools. It’s the new resource for students who are ready to customize how they learn and play after school. It’s arts, it’s science, it’s sports, it’s life skills, it’s self-expression, it’s problem solving — and it’s always productive and fun.

Learn more here.

See how we’re transforming Richmond middle schoolers’ lives

REQUEST FOR PROGRAM PARTNER APPLICATIONS TO SERVE NEXTUP PARTNER MIDDLE SCHOOLS: HENDERSON, BOUSHALL, ELKHARDT-THOMPSON AND LUCILLE BROWN

NextUp seeks high-quality program providers for its expanded learning, afterschool system serving Henderson, Boushall, Elkhardt-Thompson and Lucille Brown Middle Schools in Richmond City for the following sessions:

Winter: January 7, 2019 – March 21, 2019
Spring: April 8, 2019 – June 6, 2019

NextUp Program Provider Partners deliver positive and enriching experiences in the areas of Arts & Humanities, STEM, Sports & Wellness, Career Readiness & Leadership that keep students engaged in learning and coming back every day.

We will provide a web-based technical assistance session via Google Hangout on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Click here to register.

Applications and all required documents are due by 2pm, September 14, 2018. Please use the link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NextUp2019WinterSpring to access the online application. Those providers who have already been approved for the 2018-19 school year DO NOT need to complete this application.

NextUp Site Coordination Info Session

Are you interested in learning more about the role of NextUp site coordination? Join us for a one-hour info session where we will share about the roles and responsibilities of the site coordinating agency, the partnership with NextUp and the relationship with the host school site. In addition, we will include time for a Q&A with one of our current site coordinating partners. Here are the details:

August 22, 2018
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Virginia Credit Union Boulders Community Room
7500 Boulder View Drive, Richmond, VA 23225

In order to attend, you must RSVP to Jeanine Turner, NextUp Director of Programs, by Friday, August 17, 2018.