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Mindfulness for Parents, Chrysalis Institute
Tuesdays, January 16th - March 6th  (8-Weeks)
Special Olympics
3212 N Skipwith Rd # 100
Richmond, VA 23294 

This program is for parents who wish to develop their own mindfulness practice in order to be more present, more attuned and more equanimous with their kids. Mindfulness  can offer parents principles and practices that both enrich the parenting experience and provide skills for navigating the inevitable stressful times. Click here for more information.

Animal Brigade Service Club
Saturdays February 3-March 17th 
Richmond SPCA
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

Members of the Richmond SPCA's Animal Brigade spend time helping out with projects around the humane center and learning about the importance of humane animal care. All Animal Brigade activities have an educational or service component, sometimes both! Topics and activities vary depending on the needs of the Richmond SPCA and the animals in its care. Projects might include: socializing and bathing dogs, making cat toys, collecting wish list items for the animals, learning about issues facing homeless animals, passing out treats to animals, folding laundry, and learning about animal training. You can learn more about this program here: Click her for an application!


CodeRVA Regional High School

CodeRVA Regional High School is proud to announce the opening of the online application system for the 2018-2019 school year. The application system for CodeRVA will remain open until February 23, 2018. Rising 9th graders in 2018-2019 from participating school divisions may apply. Participating school divisions include Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell City, New Kent, Petersburg City, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond City, and Sussex. For information about the application process, student eligibility, and the application, please click here.


From Jump Rope to Stethoscope
Application available: April 2018
Program dates: July 2018
Rolling admissions; apply early 

The VCU Pipeline endeavors to increase student diversity within each of the VCU health sciences schools with the purpose of creating a culturally competent health care workforce. 
It’s never too early to jump-start a student’s interest in science and health careers.  Middle school programs vary greatly and provide exposure to health careers, tutoring, and life-skill development. From Jump Rope to Stethoscope is a community outreach program offered through the VCU Health System Human Resources’ Office of Workforce Development and Strategy to introduce children to the health care field through a wide variety of experiences, including nursing camps, school career days, hospital tours and health care clubs. Click here for more information!


Richmond Young Writers
Click here for the WINTER/SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE!




The following list of community events and opportunities are listed as a courtesy and in good faith for OHS families. Events and organizations listed are not affiliated with or endorsed by OHS in any official capacity and we encourage you to look into them to make sure they are the right fit for your family.