Change of Scenery: New Camp Location

For the past several years, the summer camp has been held at St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Virginia. However, this year...

6th Annual Oyster Tasting

Six years and running! Fortunately, oysters do not have legs, so you can easily catch and consume them to your...

Jacob’s Ladder – Celebrating Twenty Five Years

In the summer of 1990, Aubrey and Margie Hall took a mission trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. What...

Where have they been? Where are they now?

Jacob’s Ladder – as many of our loyal supporters know – strives to provide opportunities for gifted, at-risk students during...

Giving something back

Zoie McMillian, JL ’12, speaks with enthusiasm about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Henrico High School in Richmond, Virginia....

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For Alumni!

Chat with the Counselor-In-Residence
 

Chat with the Counselor-In-Residence

In our second of this month’s interviews, Counselor-In-Residence Joanne Ruffa talks about recent JL developments and the changes she’s seen...
Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Brown ’95
 

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Brown ’95

A former climber from JL’s first graduating class, Jenny Brown (pictured far left), talked earlier this month with a member...

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Are you in the fourth or fifth grade? Have you been recommended to apply for the Jacob’s Ladder enrichment program? Download this application form. Instructions for submitting the application may be found in the form. There is no cost for application, and no cost for attending the program.

2015 Year End Review

2015 Fast facts: Program established in 1991 • 388 students to date • 94% of Climbers enter college • 27 teachers assist with residential camp • 4 weeks of residential camp: $2,780 - Year round advocacy/follow-up: $1,325 - Total program value per child: $4,105 - Cost to the Climbers? $0 • $10+ million in scholarships have been awarded to Climbers since inception

Year End Report - small view

The Jacob's Ladder story for 2015 includes building, acting, serving and growing. See just how far we have come this year, and what challenges lies ahead.

Climbers currently attend or are graduates of: VCU, Duke, University of Texas, Mary Washington, North Carolina Central, University of Richmond, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stanford, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Boston University, Old Dominion University, Georgetown, College of William & Mary, UNC - Chapel Hill, UVA, and Virginia Tech

Climbers who graduated high school this year (2015) are attending the following schools or universities: Hampton University and University of Virginia