Health & Medical Sciences Academy
The Health and Medical Sciences Academy is a Virginia Governor's Health Science Academy that is currently found on Monticello High School's Campus. The Academy provides opportunities for students interested in Health Care Careers. Course curriculum is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce. Students will engage in various learning experiences during their tenure in their academic course work.
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) has an established two-week summer STEM program entitled Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp. This program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities, especially African-Americans, pursuing careers in architecture.
UVA Brain Camp
The UVA Brain Camp is a neuroscience-themed summer camp hosted by the UVA Psychology Department. Through hands-on interactive experiments led by UVA neuroscientists, campers will learn fundamental concepts of neuroscience and basic lab techniques. UVA Brain Camp is free and accessible to local middle school students who identify as members of underrepresented communities or who are otherwise financially disadvantaged.
Black Women of Central VA
To promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment, ultimately building pathways to sustainable self-sufficiency, for women and girls of African descent.
Light House Studio
Light House Studio equips young people with the skills and confidence to tell their stories and build community through collaborative filmmaking. We seek to foster a community where Charlottesville’s young people flourish as students, storytellers, and citizens.
Wildrock’s mission is to promote nature play for health and happiness. Given that nature play is less a part of daily life today than in any previous generation, it is necessary to create enticing opportunities for people to reconnect with the natural world. Our mission is based on the evidence that nature connection:
fosters social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in childhood and beyond.
inspires a conservation ethic by giving people joyful memories that lead to a desire to protect and preserve natural places.
builds communities of collaboration and creativity needed to meet the challenges of our time.