Capstone Projects

Students ans young children posing with two people in Bear Costumes
The senior elective focuses on applying servant leadership skills acquired throughout the Center. Each student, either as an individual or pair, is responsible for designing and implementing a Capstone Project that serves the community or school.


Past projects include basketball tournaments for leukemia awareness, benefit fashion shows and concerts, a recycling program, after-school art enrichment programs, soccer clinics for the Head Start program, and golf tournaments for charity.  



Capstone Highlights

Child reading outdoors with stacks of books all around her.
Outdoor Classroom

Since 2012, students have been working on the design and construction of James River High School's first outdoor classroom, In the spring of 2014, the Carrie M. Roarty Outdoor Classroom opened. Leadership Students with the help of students and outside businesses constructed the classroom space that all James River students will be able to utilize for a lifetime.


Solar Power panel on roof of hut.


Collaborating with L.C. Bird's Center for Engineering, Leadership students created The P.O.W.E.R. Project which provides communities in Haiti with a sustainable solar suitcase and awareness.


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Bringing the World to RVA

The international awareness project brought culture and the community together to learn about the different people and cultures in the Richmond area.

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Jingle Bells


Students spread holiday cheer to nursing home residents throught gifts and visits.