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AT&T donates $50,000 to RPS to support RVA Future Centers

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Posted at 8:17 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 20:17:18-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dana T. Bedden, have announced a $50,000 donation from AT&T to the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation. The donation will support the creation of new RVA Future Centers.

RVA Future Centers are dedicated classrooms in Richmond high schools that provide career and college access services. The program helps students achieve post-secondary goals by providing the tools, information, and financial resources for success.

The program will be implemented in each of the five RPS high schools, John Marshall, Thomas Jefferson, Armstrong, Huguenot, and George Wythe.

Adele Johnson from the Richmond Public Schools Foundation said the contribution will enhance college- and career-readiness activities and services for students.

“We are excited to provide this support to Richmond Public Schools to expose students to career and college options,” said Johnson. “We truly appreciate this contribution from AT&T, which offers the opportunity to enhance the activities and services for students such as college visits and industry tours.”

Vince Apruzzese, regional vice president for AT&T in Virginia, said the contribution is aligned with AT&T Aspire, one of the largest corporate commitments focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

“Our goal is to remove barriers to academic success and career growth, and help all students — regardless of age, gender, income, or zip code — plan for their futures,” said Apruzzese.

“The RVA Future Centers are a great way for students to access the tools and other resources they will need to plan for life after high school,” said Apruzzese.