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Higher Achievement- Richmond

Higher Achievement closes a persistent opportunity gap for middle school students in at-risk communities by providing rigorous afterschool and summer academic support.Volunteers help prepare Richmond youth to be on the college track by the 8th grade. At Higher Achievement we hope to create lasting change by putting individual students on a path to success during these critical years.

Academic Mentors lead a small group of 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th graders in an academic subject using a curriculum that we provide. Interacting with mentors helps scholars develop social and emotional skills. Training, curriculum, and on-site support are provided. Afterschool Academy runs from October to May and we ask Mentors to commit to one hour per week (5:10-6:10pm) on a Tuesday or Thursday.


  1. Submit the online application at (Complete in one sitting and be sure to click submit)
  2. Register for a brief phone interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel.
  3. Complete an online training and free background check.

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4009 Fitzhugh Ave, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23220, US

Mission Statement

Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.


Higher Achievement closes a persistent achievement gap for middle school students in at-risk communities by providing rigorous after-school and summer academic training within a culture of strong relationships and high expectations. We believe talent is everywhere, intellect is built through effort, and opportunities matter.


Tue Oct 08, 2019 - Tue May 05, 2020


Boushall Middle School3400 Hopkins RoadRichmond, VA 23234



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing
  • STEM


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week (5:10-6:10pm), from October-May.
  • We recommend 15-30 minutes of preparation each week, to familiarize yourself with the lesson that we provide you with.

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