September 24, 2019

After volunteering in Hillside Court in 2015, Karli Woodcock knew that she wanted to impact this community in some way. The week of August 12-16, she organized a summer program for elementary school children in the Hillside Court Community as her Capstone. This program...

April 20, 2019

No good thing should go uncelebrated. This is why Thalia Tymowski, a senior in the Center for Leadership and International Relations, decided that for her Capstone Project she would throw a 25th birthday party for James River High School. Leading up to the celebration,...

April 20, 2019

On October 20th, Makenna Mellon, a senior in the Leadership and International Relation Center at James River High School started her collection of gently used and new shoes through the non-profit organization, Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls is a non-profit social enterprise...

April 2, 2019

Over the past four months, Libby Larro has been organizing a Capstone Project called “Students Helping Students” to benefit United Methodist Family Services. United Methodist Family Services is an organization that provides foster and adoption care, residential treatme...

March 31, 2019

Since the beginning of the Capstone planning process, Tiara Alston and Miah Davis knew that they wanted to mentor teenage girls in some way. From the advice of school counselors, they decided to focus on middle school, specifically eighth grade to help the girls prepar...

March 30, 2019

Growing up as a kid, Lauren Hart always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. Now that she is a Senior in the Center for Leadership and International Relations, she had the opportunity to further explore her dreams with her Capstone, Full STEAM Ahead. Lauren developed...

March 24, 2019

The weekend of March 16th, Festival for Foster Care was hosted at James River high school. The event was a Capstone Project organized by Jesse Hadfield and Micah Matthews that aimed to raise awareness for foster care and celebrate the work of foster families. The event...

March 17, 2019

On March 2, 2019, Ngan Bui organized a Human Trafficking Conference to inform the community about human trafficking. Since freshman year of high school, Ngan dedicated an assignment every year to educate herself and inform her classmates about human trafficking. In 9th...

March 1, 2019

During his senior year in the Center for Leadership and International Relations, Kevin Ivey implemented and led a support group for teens with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, two forms of irritable bowel disease (IBD), in conjunction with Saint Mary’s Hospital....

February 16, 2019

Taylor Gibson and Elon Hairston knew they wanted their Capstone to involve giving back to others often overlooked, and have an initiative that would also influence the community to want to get involved in their issue. Because of this the duo decided to focus their atte...

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