Each Spring and Fall, NextUp accepts applications from program providers to be part of its expanded learning system serving Richmond middle schools. Selected NextUp program providers deliver positive and engaging experiences that keep youth coming back every day.

Our next RFP application for Program Providers for Session Two will be (January – March 2019) and Session Three (April – June 2019). If you would like us to e-mail you when the application is open, please contact JTurner@nextuprva.org.


NextUp seeks letters of interest from high quality organizations to serve as the site coordination agency for its expanded learning, after-school system serving a prospective Richmond Public Schools middle school during the upcoming 19/20 school year.

The site coordination agency will be responsible for overall project management and implementation of the NextUp site and will work collaboratively with NextUp and the school.

Letters of interest and all required documents are due by 2pm, March 1, 2019. Selected organizations will be invited to submit a final proposal for consideration. Click here for LOI.


NextUp seeks high-quality program providers for its expanded learning, after-school system serving Henderson, Boushall, Lucille Brown and Elkhardt Thompson Middle Schools in Richmond City for the 2019/20 school year sessions:

Fall: September 30, 2019 – December 12, 2019
Winter: January 13, 2020 – March 19, 2020
Spring: April 6, 2020 – June 4, 2020

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

We will provide a web-based technical assistance session via Google Hangout on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2:00pm. Click here to RSVP.

Applications and all required documents are due by 2pm, March 1, 2019. Click on this link to access the online application.


NextUp is a collaborative community initiative working to ensure that Richmond Public School (RPS) middle school students engage in meaningful Out-of-School Time (OST) programs designed to improve academic achievement, workforce readiness and social, emotional and physical health. NextUp uses a collective approach to increase the scale, quality and impact of OST programs creating an effective citywide expanded learning system for middle school youth.  NextUp’s model of coordinated high-quality services provides middle school students with a wide variety of hands-on learning and enrichment opportunities that motivate and inspire them to succeed.  Our model gives students the freedom to discover new interests, develop new skills, explore career interests, and create relevant connections between the school day and out-of-school time experiences.

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