An online space to help kids grow.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented our community with many challenges – including how we can keep our kids active, engaged and connected through this shared time of crisis. So we thought, “If school can be offered online, then why not dance, art, cooking or coding?”

Now they are! NextUp RVA is excited to announce LIVE online enrichment classes to ALL RPS middle school students at no cost. Courses are led by area program providers through our new online Edmodo enrichment portal.

It’s an awesome opportunity for kids to be productive AND have fun. Students can:

  • Explore undiscovered talents and interests
  • Create through exciting at-home activities in Sports & Health, STEM, Arts & Humanities, and Leadership & Mentoring
  • Grow personally and socially alongside new friends, NextUp staff and enrichment instructors

Don’t let your children miss a single moment of inspiration – new classes start every weekday so jump right in … Complete this easy online form now to get them started.

Here are some of the middle-school programs happening in July and August:

Art and Humanities

  • Art & Mindfulness by Visual Arts Center
  • Beat Making/Music by Life’s Interpretation
  • Film Making by Life’s Interpretation
  • Spin Academy by Men of Barton Heights Youth Organization
  • Stitched Stories in Fabric by Art 180
  • The Teen Scene by Podium RVA
  • This Moment, Right Now by Richmond Young Writers

Sports & Wellness

  • Contemporary Hip Hop and Salsa by Latin Ballet of Virginia
  • Edible Schoolyard by Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
  • Girls Get Moving by Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
  • Lobs and Lessons by VCU Mary and Frances Youth Center
  • Mindfulness, Movement & Motivation by Avail Outpatient Counseling
  • On the Run – Staying Active Indoors by Sports Backers Kids Run RVA
  • Yoga for Tweens & Teens by Project Yoga
  • Yoga & Mindfulness by IBY Yoga & Mindfulness

Leadership and Careers

  • Inspire by Inspire RVA
  • Kidz n Biz by Metropolitan Business League
  • Making Money in the Stock Market by Leadership & Achievement Academy
  • Money Matters by FinLit
  • R.E.A.L. Girlz by Flawless Imperfections

Science, Technology, Engineering or Math

  • Board Games & Chess Classes by Championship Chess
  • Culinary Excitement by Victoria’s Kitchen
  • Maker’s Space by Barbara Haas
  • TechConnect! by Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation
  • Technoloschicas by Leadership & Achievement Academy

Sign up to access the full calendar with class descriptions and links.