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 May:

Art and Humanities

  • Mindfulness & Art by Visual Arts Center
  • Video & Film Making by Life’s Interpretation
  • Contemporary Hip Hop and Salsa by Latin Ballet of Virginia
  • Creative Writing by the Podium Foundation
  • Expression Through Art by Art 180

Sports & Wellness

  • Monday Devotion by YMCA
  • Stay Active Indoors by Sports Backers Kids Run RVA
  • Girls Get Moving by Greater Richmond Fit 4 Kids
  • Yoga by Project Yoga
  • Gardening by Greater Richmond Fit 4 Kids

Leadership and Careers

  • R.E.A.L. Girlz by Flawless Imperfections
  • Boyhood to Manhood by Trinity Family Life Center
  • Money Matters by M.H. West & Co.
  • Kidz n Biz by Metropolitan Business League

Science, Technology, Engineering or Math

  • Culinary Excitement by Victoria’s Kitchen
  • Maker’s Space by Barbara Haas
  • TechConnect! by Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation
  • CSI: Richmond by VCU School of Forensic Science
  • Dissection Direction by Science Museum of Virginia
  • Outdoor Explorers by Blue Sky Fund

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