23rd Golf Tourney – Thank You and Results

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Thank you to all the golfers, the sponsors, and the volunteers who made the 23rd Annual Jacob’s Ladder Golf Tournament a success. A glorious Monday dawned at the Golden Eagle Golf Course, in Irvington, VA to meet our dedicated band of thirteen volunteers as they prepared to greet eleven teams…

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Jacob’s Ladder April Board Meeting

Jacob's Ladder Board

While the Climbers gathered for their annual Spring retreat at Camp Piankatank, the Board of Directors met on the other end of camp to discuss the business of Jacob’s Ladder. Each meeting of the board this year is focused toward one goal: To make the transition of executive directors a…

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Palm Sunday Retreat, 2017

The annual Jacob’s Ladder Spring Retreat held over the Palm Sunday weekend was a smashing success. Thirty-nine Climbers made their way to Camp Piankatank in Hartfield, VA on Friday to enjoy each others company for the holiday. The weekend was a mixture of joyous celebrations culminating in the choice of…

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Why Climbers Come Back to JL

Climbers writing

Brightness floods the Jacob’s Ladder office during this wintry time of year with letters from Climbers.  Each Climber is required to write a letter to the Board of Directors explaining the reason why they would like to return and what the program has meant to them. The Climbers are also…

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Fall-Winter Newsletter

The Fall-Winter Newsletter is hot off the presses! In this issue: All about the 2016 Summer Enrichment Camp Jacob’s Ladder turns 25 Fundraising events and updates Fast Facts for 2016 and news from the Executive Director  

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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 the St. Margaret’s administration restricted Jacob’s Ladder to use of the athletic and performing arts facilities. Given the camp’s increasing focus on theatre, this was a non-starter. Mr. Hall and the…

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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 their formative years between fourth and eighth grade. What is not as well-known is that we try to keep up with our former Climbers after they graduate our program and…

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Giving something back

Zoie McMillian, JL ’12, speaks with enthusiasm about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Henrico High School in Richmond, Virginia. It is academically challenging and extra work, relates the senior, and with the help of her IB teachers she is making her way through the maze of required long written…

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The Alumni Climb

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A newsletter for Jacob’s Ladder Alumni is now available. With stories, updates, and photos about the Alumni Climbers of Jacob’s Ladder, The Alumni Climb will keep you up-to-date on your fellow Climbers (where are they now? what’s been going on? who’s in the news?) and will build camaraderie among this…

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