James River Expedition Teacher Spotlight

Having grown up a few blocks from the James River in Newport News, the river has always played an important role in my life. In fact, behind my old elementary school, Hilton Elementary, is where I learned to swim, fish, and crab. So, imagine my joy when I was selected...
The JRLA has changed my life

The JRLA has changed my life

by Maggie, James River Leadership Academy StudentThe James River Leadership Academy has changed almost every aspect of my life. This program has altered how I view myself and the world around me. When I first signed up, I had no idea what I was getting into or how...
What is the JRLA?

What is the JRLA?

The James River Leadership Academy (JRLA) is a year-long leadership program for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade high school students who are interested in advocating for the future of the James River. Students will develop awareness of how to apply environmental...
James River Expeditions

James River Expeditions

In 2011, the James River Association launched the James River Expedition, a program geared towards high school students in an effort to get them outside, up close, and personal with the river. On this river adventure, students navigate the James entirely by canoes,...