Podium RVA

Through​ ​the​ ​Joyner​ ​Fine​ ​Properties​ ​Maple​ ​office,​ ​The​ ​Joyner​ ​Foundation​ ​recently​ ​donated​ ​$1500​ ​to Podium​ ​RVA,​ ​an​ ​organization​ ​whose​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​to​ ​empower​ ​excellence​ ​in​ ​RVA​ ​teens​ ​through​ ​writing.

Podium​ ​RVA​ ​is​ ​a​ ​literary​ ​arts​ ​program​ ​that​ ​inspires​ ​middle​ ​and​ ​high​ ​schoolers​ ​in​ ​Richmond​ ​public schools​ ​to​ ​become​ ​confident​ ​and​ ​capable​ ​writers​ ​with​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​succeed​ ​in​ ​citizenship, college​ ​and​ ​career.​ ​83%​ ​of​ ​Podium​ ​high​ ​schoolers​ ​use​ ​writing​ ​to​ ​reduce​ ​stress,​ ​100%​ ​of​ ​participating juniors​ ​and​ ​seniors​ ​pass​ ​their​ ​writing​ ​SOL​ ​test,​ ​and​ ​100%​ ​create​ ​a​ ​plan​ ​for​ ​post-graduation.

“We’re​ ​extremely​ ​appreciative​ ​of​ ​the​ ​support​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Joyner​ ​Foundation,”​ ​said​ ​​​ ​Lindy Bumgarner,​ ​Executive​ ​Director​ ​and​ ​Co-Founder​ ​of​ ​Podium​ ​RVA​.​ ​​“We​ ​will​ ​use​ ​the​ ​donation​ ​to​ ​continue our​ ​after-school​ ​and​ ​mentorship​ ​programs​ ​that​ ​are​ ​so​ ​important​ ​to​ ​our​ ​students.”

The​ ​Joyner​ ​Foundation​ ​is​ ​a​ ​501c(3)​ ​non-profit​ ​organization​ ​of​ ​Joyner​ ​Fine​ ​Properties,​ ​whose​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​to support​ ​both​ ​local​ ​schools​ ​and​ ​classrooms​ ​and​ ​affordable​ ​housing​ ​opportunities​ ​in​ ​our​ ​community through​ ​grants​ ​and​ ​donations.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​first​ ​year,​ ​the​ ​Joyner​ ​Foundation​ ​made​ ​Richmond’s​ ​list​ ​of​ ​Top Corporate​ ​Donors​ ​at​ ​Bizsense​ ​Generosity​ ​Inc.​ ​More​ ​information​ ​about​ ​the​ ​Joyner​ ​Foundation​ ​can​ ​be found​ ​at​ ​​www.Facebook.com/JoynerFoundation​.