Scholar Success

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Accessing College: Summer Success Workshops

The Summer between high school graduation and college is a vital time for our Scholars. To ensure Scholars are enrolling full-time and on-time, we hold mandatory Summer Success Workshops. These Workshops are designed to help students with key deadlines, financial aid interpretation, and college success tips. Our outcomes suggest these interventions matter. Over the past two years, there has been a 20% increase in the number of Richmond Promise Scholars who enroll full time and on-time the fall after their senior year.

Similar to our College Awareness Near-Peer Ambassador program, we hire recent high school graduates and current Richmond Promise Scholars as Summer Associates to support the delivery of these workshops and to provide specialized guidance for students during this transition period. While these Scholars are helping us deliver our program, they are also gaining valuable work experience and professional development opportunities.

Succeeding Through College

The Richmond Promise scholars attend 97 different colleges & universities. To help support our scholars to college graduation, we provide the following:

  • College & University Partnerships – Richmond Promise has formalized partnerships with the following colleges and universities that provide additional wraparound support and services to our Scholars.
  • College Success Coaching – Individualized coaching has been proven to increase the chances of a student attaining their degree.
  • Campus Peer Networks – We connect Richmond Promise Scholars with their peers on campus to provide a peer network of social and academic support.


Learn more about our Scholars and the impact of these programs here.