Levar Stoney
Mayor | Richmond, VA

Richmond Pathways Program

Idea Category: Education

2023 Ideas Challenge Entry

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney launched the Richmond Pathways Program pilot program that will cover the tuition of any Richmond Public School graduate to attend the local community college. With an initial investment of $1.7 million from the City of Richmond, The award will also be paired with a monthly cash allowance, mentorship, and additional resources to open more pathways for students to access postsecondary institutions and achieve success. Students would be able to pursue instruction in career-specific or skilled-trades credentials in addition to earning credits to transfer to a four-year college.


Currently a pilot program, the city is working to achieve a fundraising goal of $4 million through donations and contributions before launching.

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