Richmond Dropout Prevention Summit

Summit Location: St. Paul's Baptist Church 700 East Belt Blvd Richmond VA


  • Summit will focus on supporting the whole child as a dropout prevention tactic.  Speakers and breakout sessions will cover topics from early childhood education to truancy as well as the impact of the entire community on youth.
  • Dynamic youth panel to inform summit participants of this issues youth are facing today and possible solutions.
  • Draft of the action plan will be presented during the breakout sessions to provide for community input and buy in.
  • Summit will end with a call to action complete with a one pager presenting opportunities for participants to be involved in the immediate next steps for impact in the City of Richmond.

Summit Planning Team:

  • Local nonprofit representatives
  • Faith-based organization representatives
  • Richmond Public Schools
  • City of Richmond, Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
  • Richmond Parks and Recreation
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Department of Education
  • Virginia Commission on Youth
  • Office of the Attorney General: Gang Reduction and Intervention Project

Richmond's Dropout Prevention Action Plan