" Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Sir Winston Churchill
The Savage Foundation, in honor of the dedication of the Civil
Rights Memorial in Richmond, recognized the winners of a
statewide essay/poem contest on the impact that Barbara Johns
and the Civil Rights movement had on education.
Your contribution of any amount helps us be prepared to step in and fill a financial need that enables public school students to reach their potential.
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The Savage Foundation in conjunction with ED in 08' sponsored
the Richmond Premier screening of the education documentary
2 Million Minutes.
We recently sent a promising high school science student to New York to compete in the National Genius Olympiad Science Fair.
Read her letter here!
Too often I have seen our public school students used as pawns between squabbling school boards and city administrations. Even when they work together, plans often take years to implement - too late for students currently in the system.
I started this foundation so competitive students who are caught in this gap can get the resources they need to be the best in their fields - minus the red tape.
If you are an exceptional public school student or someone who knows an exceptional middle or high school student who is ready to achieve their dream but is prevented from doing so by financial barriers I would like to hear from you.
If you feel the same as I do, become a part of the solution by contributing to whatever extent you can.
If we are serious about preparing our young people and our country to compete in this new global economy, then we must be prepared to take decisive action to help our future innovators, scientists, and artists break out of the status quo of mediocrity that has permeated our society and allowed others to move past us.
Rich Savage, Executive Director
SAT PARTICIPATION INITIATIVE
I believe one of the ways we can improve college readiness is to increase SAT participation and preparation.
I am establishing a program for public high school students in the City of Richmond, Virginia that encourages them to take the test in the spring semester of their junior year.
Fill out an online application here!
By motivating the students to take the SAT early, we will have time to help them improve their scores in their senior year and increase their chances of attending a two or four year college.
If you are in a position to help us facilitate this program, click on the donate button below and join us in this effort.
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