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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Reflections on the Summer Program

As the 27th Jacob’s Ladder Enrichment Program ended, I knew one thing for certain…it was worth it! Although this year’s location at Christchurch School near Urbanna, Virginia brought challenges of space and scheduling, it demonstrated to all of us how working together reaps many blessings. At our first Chapel Talk,…

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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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End of First Week for Jacob’s Ladder Program, 2018

Origami stars

The first week of the summer program for Jacob’s Ladder 2018 ended with our 58 Climbers appreciating the art of musical theatre, creating art, and serving others. With tickets donated by the Virginia Repertory Theatre, the Seniors traveled to Richmond Va, Saturday to the enjoy the musical “West Side Story”.…

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25th Annual Golf Tourney

The morning dawned bright, and the weather held out for a lovely day at the Golden Eagle course in Irvington, VA. This was the 25th year for the Jacob’s Ladder Golf Tourney, and the turnout was awesome. After a shotgun start at 12 noon, 11 teams hit the links to support…

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