Style Weekly focuses on the Top 40 people under 40 that are making a difference in our community and Kristen Larson was chosen for her work at Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. If you’ve been paying attention you would know that Kristen is currently running for 4th District School Board seat.
But after the Christmas dinner, she realized it wasn’t enough. For the charter school to succeed, change needed to come from within. She decided to give up her seat on Patrick Henry’s board and run for the Richmond School Board.
Charter schools aren’t the only answer, she says, but they’re a start. In a city that continues to lose middle-class families who flee for the suburbs when their children reach school age, educational alternatives are critical.
“Richmond is not preparing kids for real life,” Larson says. “We need to see a shift, because children are getting lost.”
Kristen is the only one I recognized from the H&H area. Do you see anymore on the list?
Editor’s Note: After finishing this I spotted Michael “Mikemetic” Williams of Art 180 who will get a separate post later.