26th Jacob’s Ladder Golf Classic 2019

Welcome by Aubrey Hall, Executive Director Emeritus, and Sue Albaugh, Executive Director

Our 26th Jacob’s Ladder Golf Classic was held on May 13th at The Club at Viniterra in New Kent County. Although a rainy start to the day meant golfers had to keep carts on paths, spirits were high and clubs were swinging as the 1 pm shotgun start got underway. Congratulations…

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Jacob’s Ladder at the RVA Greek Festival!

Jacob’s Ladder is pleased to share that we have been selected by the Richmond Greek Festival as a recipient charity for 2019. This event runs from May 30th-June 2nd at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 30 Malvern Avenue. We will have a booth on Thursday, May 30th, beginning at 11:00…

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Jacob’s Ladder Spring Retreat

The Jacob’s Ladder Spring Retreat was an amazing time of reconnecting with fellow Climbers at Camp Piankatank. Events included writing letters to new Climbers, brainstorming our camp theme, an egg hunt, games, a bonfire complete with s’mores and devos, and more! A special lunch provided an opportunity for JL Board…

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An Origami Moment

Megan Hicks teaching origami class

Megan Hicks, a longtime instructor for Jacob’s Ladder, shares a moment from summer camp 2018: The Climbers in my afternoon elective origami class had ideas of their own about what kind of origami they wanted to do today. I’m open for suggestions. A couple of kids wanted to make a…

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What Camp is …

Jacob’s Ladder has been growing and changing since it was begun in 1991. Over the years, the accumulated knowledge and experience of the RAs (“Responsible Adults”), Teachers and Staff have influenced hundreds of students. So after 27 years of enrichment, 27 years of watching Climbers grow and gain confidence in…

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Praise from Teachers

After working at the program this past summer, I cannot speak highly enough about Jacob’s Ladder and the positive impact the program is making on students. Dayna Walger Gifted Resource Teacher Colonial Heights Public Schools

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Philanthropic partnerships are changing young lives

River Counties Community Foundation recently awarded more than $550,000 in competitive grants to 47 Northumberland, Lancaster and Middlesex non-profit organizations. These grants were awarded within the foundation’s four focus areas; Cultural Vibrancy, Health and Wellness, Economic Prosperity and Educational Success. Jacob’s Ladder, a free program for intellectually gifted, at-risk children…

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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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