Armstrong Leadership Program


To challenge, develop, stimulate and grow our student leaders physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To ensure students acquire skills in the areas of Personal Development, Leadership Training, Mentoring, Post Graduate Preparation and Cultural Exposure in an effort to prepare students for success during and after high school.

Why Armstrong High School?

Armstrong High School, founded in 1865 as the first school dedicated to the intellectual, academic, moral and social enhancement of freed African American students in Richmond, Virginia. With over 150 years of educational excellence, it has been responsible for training and developing more inner city youth than any other high school in the city of Richmond. It has a rich and unrivaled legacy, producing some of the most prominent members of our community. Notable alumni includes Maggie L. Walker, Admiral Samuel Gravely, Max Robinson, John Mitchell, and Governor L. Douglas Wilder to name a few. In recent years, Armstrong High School has been faced with many challenges. It is located in the center of five public housing developments. Given the high unemployment rate in this area of the city, family hardship is a common reality. Many of our students are vulnerable to the surrounding negative influences and many have few adult figures in their lives to turn to for support. As a result, we have recognized the importance of supporting these youth, so that they can reach their utmost potential and overcome the tremendous adversities that they face in their lives.

The Ultimate Goal

For the student to realize his or her POTENTIAL, PURPOSE and PASSIONS in life while actively pursuing lifelong learning opportunities.

How Can YOU Help? Individual, Social Groups, Churches, Corporations, etc.

We have many opportunities available for you to assist our program. These opportunities include but are not limited to: Mentoring, Tutoring, Job-Shadowing opportunities, Workshop facilitation or provide assistance with College Admission and Scholarship applications.

  • Financial Support, Gift Cards, Event tickets
  • Scholarships
  • Host College Shower (Individuals or Groups) for students who are planning to attend a residential college/university.
  • Volunteer for Social Gatherings and Outings
  • Chaperone
  • Sponsor Leadership In Action Summer Institute
  • Provide use of vans or buses

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If you have any other questions or want to get involved contact:

Yvette Rajput, Director (804) 783-7903

Marvin Roane Assistant Director (804) 484-0736

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