Higher Achievement will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new achievement center at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26th. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature remarks by Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw; Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tyrone E. Nelson; Tyren Frazier, executive director of Higher Achievement; and, Patrick Collins, president of TowneBank of Richmond, a sponsor of the center.
Higher Achievement, an afterschool and summer program for underserved middle school students in Richmond, expanded to Henrico County Public Schools this summer, opening a new achievement center at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School in northeastern Henrico. Higher Achievement has operated two additional achievement centers in partnership with Richmond Public Schools since being founded in Richmond in 2010– at T.C. Boushall Middle School on the southside of Richmond and Thomas H. Henderson Middle School in the northside. The organization has also opened a third achievement center in the City of Richmond this summer, at Binford Middle School.
Who: Higher Achievement
What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Wilder Middle School
When: Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: L. Douglas Wilder Middle School
6900 Wilkinson Road
Higher Achievement, held during the summer and after school, 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.