Palm Sunday Retreat, 2017

The annual Jacob’s Ladder Spring Retreat held over the Palm...

Why Climbers Come Back to JL

Brightness floods the Jacob’s Ladder office during this wintry time...

Jacob’s Ladder welcomes new Executive Director

Susan C. Lendermon has been named the new Executive Director...

Fall-Winter Newsletter

The Fall-Winter Newsletter is hot off the presses! In this...

Change of Scenery: New Camp Location

For the past several years, the summer camp has been...

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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...
Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Brown ’95

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Brown ’95

A former climber from JL’s first graduating class, Jenny Brown...

Apply to become a Climber

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.

2016 Year End Review

2016 Fast facts: Celebrating 25 years encouraging intellectually gifted, at-risk students | 325 Climbers since 1991 | 60 Climbers attended the Summer Enrichment Camp in 2016 | program makeup, 50% rural, 50% urban areas of Virginia | Summer Camp has 27 teachers and 18 Residential Advisors | Costs: $2,880, 4 weeks of residential camp; $1,325, Year round advocacy/follow-up; total of $4,205 for one year, per child; $16,820 Total for a 4-year investment | 94% of Climbers enter college | $12+ million in scholarships have been awarded to Climbers to date

The Jacob's Ladder story for 2016 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