Courage to Succeed Blog

Recycling at UMFS

Reed, a Courage to Succeed student, has taken on the responsibility of collecting recycling for the entire UMFS campus this summer. He has also created an information sheet that specifies which types of items are recyclable to improve UMFS sustainability efforts. Hear more about Reed’s experience below: “The job that I have been doing for […]

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My First Impressions of Courage to Succeed

My name is Jake. I joined Courage to Succeed (C2S) to help improve my social skills and to learn about independent living skills.

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Seeking Employment Initiative (S.E.I.) Helps Students Envision a Future Career

During the 2017 Spring semester, select Courage to Succeed students participated in a group called S.E.I. This group helped students explore career options through job site visits and classroom-based instruction about job skills. VCU interns Claire McDonough and Deja Spratley organized and led this group as a part of their final semester with the Courage […]

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Game On! Game and Donut Day at C2S

Courage to Succeed students celebrated Mardi Gras by organizing a Game and Donut Day for UMFS staff and students. From mario kart to chess, students brought all sorts of games to play and share. Ironclad Coffee Roasting generously offered a donation of coffee for the event, and of course it would not be “Game and […]

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Courage to Succeed Interest Luncheon

The Courage to Succeed program is hosting a free Interest Luncheon on February 18th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Charterhouse School auditorium at UMFS.

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Pop-Smith Recipients Engage in Day of Service

Yesterday in honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day, five Courage to Succeed students joined the Pop-Smith Scholarship Committee for a Day of Service. Students assisted in painting buildings on the UMFS campus and got a chance to spend time with their Pop-Smith Scholarship mentors.

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C2S Physics Student Pursues his Goals in Full “Force”

Paul, a second-year Courage to Succeed student, embodies independence and mastery, two of the four pillars of the Circle of Courage®. He has shown leadership in academics and career planning. Below he discusses what steps he is taking to achieve his goal of becoming a physics professor. “My career aspirations are to complete my time […]

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Courage to Succeed Students Discuss College Life

Courage to Succeed students are halfway through their Fall 2016 semester at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Three students share their experiences with college life below!

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Summer Jobs and Internships Part 2

This summer Courage to Succeed students participated in internships and jobs in the Greater Richmond Area.

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Summer Jobs and Internships Part 1

The Courage to Succeed program helps students learn skills that will help them earn a college degree, work in their chosen field, and live a productive, independent, and happy life. During the academic year, students work towards their Associates Degrees by attending courses at a local community college for part of the week, on other […]

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