Empowering Our Next Generation of Leaders.

Providing equal access to educational opportunities and hands-on career experiences.

Building a world where all youth are on the road to realizing their promise.

We believe our youth are our future, but a lack of opportunities can negatively impact children from an early age.

By the age of 12, children from low-income families have experienced a 6,000-hour learning gap compared to their peers, due mostly to out-of-school factors, such as access to pre-school, after-school, and summer learning programs. This gap puts youth at a disadvantage throughout school and as they prepare for their future.

On the Road is dedicated to closing this learning gap.

By providing educational opportunities and hands-on career experiences to middle and high-school youth outside of regular school hours, our programs help to close the learning gap over time, while building our youth’s confidence and skills along the way.

OUR MISSION IS TO EMPOWER YOUTH BY PROVIDING EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND HANDS-ON CAREER EXPERIENCES.

Here’s How We Do It

Connect

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We connect our youth to trusting adult relationships and equitable opportunities by creating an inclusive, welcoming culture in our programs.

Enrich

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We enrich lives by providing our youth with additional learning opportunities that inspire growth and confidence.

Empower

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We empower our youth by helping each of them realize that they have something extraordinary to give to the world and that they are capable of realizing that promise.

“On the Road makes specific efforts to put their arm around the kid, push them forward, and let them know that they can do it and that they’ve got that support behind them. And that is what it’s all about.”

— Chaz Haywood, Clerk of Court, Rockingham Circuit Court

So Far We’ve Served…

Youth Served Each Year On Average

Total Youth Served Since 2015

OUR WORK IS ONLY POSSIBLE WITH THE HELP OF OUR AMAZING PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS.

Hear from one of our partners, Principal Daniel Kirwan, about how On the Road Collaborative serves his school community.

Join our team!

We’re now hiring multiple part-time positions for our after-school programs in both Harrisonburg and Waynesboro. Great opportunity to make a difference in your community, build your skills and empower local youth. Starting pay is $15/hour. Apply today to join our dynamic team!

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