Courage to Succeed Blog

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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Courage to Succeed students host benefit concert at Capital Ale House

Students in Charterhouse School’s Courage to Succeed program have planned a benefit concert at Capital Ale House Richmond to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Richmond. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. A raffle ticket will be included with the entrance ticket and there will be a drawing to win a […]

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C2S Students will miss Emily, VCU Grad Student

Emily Jackson just completed her internship at Courage to Succeed for the 2015-2016 school year. She has been pursuing her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at VCU. Students said goodbye and good luck last week. “I really enjoyed having help with school work. She is always thinking positive.” — Rachel, C2S Student “I enjoyed […]

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Charterhouse School Student Learns the Art of Roasting Coffee

Roasting coffee beans is both an art and a science. Jackson, a student in Charterhouse School’s Courage to Succeed program, is learning about the unique characteristics of each type of coffee during his summer internship with Ironclad Coffee Roasters. Jackson says he’s excited to learn about everything that goes into making a cup of coffee.

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Courage to Succeed Featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

On May 30th, 2016, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a story about how the Courage to Succeed program has helped Paul Switzer succeed at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Paul recently graduated with his associates degree and plans to continue his education at Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall.   Read the whole story here.  

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Courage to Succeed Students Share Their Stories

Last week we shared a handful of testimonials from Courage to Succeed students. Below hear from a few more students about their experiences in the Courage to Succeed program. “This program has helped me with my social skills according to the people who know me. I likely would not be getting the good grades that […]

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