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Starr Hill Pathways is a college and career pipeline program for students from 7th grade through high school graduation. 

In this comprehensive program, The Equity Center knits together community and university resources to ensure that youth from Charlottesville City and Albemarle County can make their college and career dreams a reality. During middle school years, Starr Hill Pathways scholars are given the opportunity to explore different career pathways through summer camps and school-year programming days with community partner organizations. In high school, we expand offerings to include placement in paid internships, college and career counseling, and SAT prep. For all students, we provide free tutoring and mentoring and help their families navigate the school and community programs that will best serve their needs.

All Starr Hill Pathways programs and offerings are 100% free to students and their families, and we provide transportation and meals to all program participants. 


Learn more about our flagship youth-serving program.


Starr Hill Pathways scholars are provided free tutoring, including in their first language.

Our Partners

Starr Hill Pathways is committed to ensuring our Charlottesville Area based youth engage with professionals who live and work in the same community where they live and attend school.

Research and Program Evaluation

Starr Hill Pathways programming is enhanced by a backbone of evidence based educational interventions, studied for impact by our research team.