Community Invests in Strengthening Youth Programs

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 More than $100,000 in funds will support youth programs in improving their quality and capacity to teach, engage and empower youth.

Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI), a partnership between United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and VCU’s Mary and Frances Youth Center, has received more than $100,000 in grant funding to improve the quality of out-of-school time programs across the region.

Richmond YPQI is a nine-month continuous improvement process that provides assessments, planning, coaching and training to help before-school, after-school and summer programs improve their instructional quality and their overall ability to teach, engage and empower young people. Currently, 47 sites across the region participate.

Grant Details

Funds from these grants are used to support overall operations of Richmond YPQI and allow youth programs to participate in YPQI at a fraction of the cost. Funds will be used to develop advanced training modules and facilitate knowledge-sharing across programs through a Professional Learning Community.

  • The Community Foundation – $50,000
  • The Robins Foundation – $50,000
  • Memorial Foundation for Children – $12,500
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