One of the highlights of the year is the Annual Celebration of Heroes, in which students interact with community leaders and learn about the many pathways to a successful career.

Mentors Needed

Virginia Heroes’ commitment to Richmond Public Schools is growing and we need more mentors now! We need mentors for sixth and seventh graders at Elkhardt Middle School. Special assignments are available for mentors who are bi-lingual in Spanish. Mentoring begins in October, with training in October.

Please sign up now. Mentoring requires a commitment of approximately two hours a month during the school year. Mentors work with small groups of students in their classrooms with the teacher present. Morning and midday sessions are available. Contact Joyce Johnson today at 804-266-5007 or email

Mentors visit Richmond participating public middle schools twice a month during the school year to discuss goal setting, decision making and other life skills topics.

Virginia Heroes wins new awards

Mentor, board member is a History Maker

Founded by our hometown hero, Arthur R. Ashe, Jr.

Mentoring Richmond youth since 1991 Our mission is to inspire youth to achieve, and to encourage development of sound values. Our method is to provide interaction betweeen middle school adolescents and mentors on a regular basis.