Starr Hill Pathways is committed to ensuring our Charlottesville Area-based youth engage with professionals who live and work in the same community where they live and attend school. We rely on our community partners to not only develop engaging and hand-on programming to share their love of their career pathways with our SHP students’ but also show them how they too can pursue their dreams right here in Central Virginia.
100% of our community partnerships are local to the Charlottesville Area (including the City of Charlottesville and its surrounding counties). 95% of them are BIPOC led or owned which is important to ensuring the student population we serve can see themselves in action in all professions.
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Founded locally and run by locals, this is not your typical gym. Here at WarTime Fitness we are redefining exercise as an activity that unites your mind and body. We focus on increasing your fitness, strength, and confidence, while also reducing your level of stress. Our members are a community who support one another. WarTime Fitness is a family.
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.
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:
Prolyfyck got started in the summer of 2018. Named for then-living rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap lyric “I'm prolific, so gifted. I'm the type that's gon' go get it.” The group has adopted that mindset, being proactive in their approach, rather than sitting, waiting for opportunities to present themselves. We are creating our own lane.
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.