James River Home School Foundation
3374 Medway Lane
Powhatan VA 23139-4511
Mission Statement
James River Home School Foundation (JRHSF) is a nonprofit Christian organization established in 2009 to provide educational and extra-curricular enrichment opportunities for Virginia home-schooled students.
 
JRHSF is serving the home school community in the Richmond area by offering academics, performing arts, and athletics!
 
The James River Home School Academy is the name of the academic wing; James River Eagles is the athletics wing, and CounterACT is the performing arts wing of JRHSF.
 
 
Goals
  • To make a lasting contribution to the community at-large by encouraging home-schooled students to maximize their God-given abilities while developing in discipline and Godly character.

 

  • To offer and organize educational programs that will encourage home-schooled students to strive for academic excellence. 

 

  • To offer and organize performing arts programs for the enrichment and development of home-schooled students.

 

  • To offer and organize interscholastic, recreational, and developmental sports programs for the physical strengthening and training in discipline of home-schooled students.

 

  • To acquire or construct a multi-purpose facility to serve the Virginia home school community.To add programs and activities consistent with our mission and goals as approved by the Board of Directors.

 

  • To provide programs based on Biblical principles and precepts so that Virginia home-schooled students will one day, as productive members of society, utilize their abilities and leadership skills to teach, train, and encourage future generations.  


  • To glorify God in all that we endeavor to do. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No CEO
Board Chair Mr. Richard L Mills
Board Chair Company Affiliation DDI Transportation
Contact Information
Address 3374 Medway Lane
Powhatan, VA 231394511
Telephone 804 794-6719
Fax 804 000-0000
E-mail admin@jrhsf.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2009
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $38,000.00
Projected Expenses $36,000.00
Statements
Mission
James River Home School Foundation (JRHSF) is a nonprofit Christian organization established in 2009 to provide educational and extra-curricular enrichment opportunities for Virginia home-schooled students.
 
JRHSF is serving the home school community in the Richmond area by offering academics, performing arts, and athletics!
 
The James River Home School Academy is the name of the academic wing; James River Eagles is the athletics wing, and CounterACT is the performing arts wing of JRHSF.
 
 
Goals
  • To make a lasting contribution to the community at-large by encouraging home-schooled students to maximize their God-given abilities while developing in discipline and Godly character.

 

  • To offer and organize educational programs that will encourage home-schooled students to strive for academic excellence. 

 

  • To offer and organize performing arts programs for the enrichment and development of home-schooled students.

 

  • To offer and organize interscholastic, recreational, and developmental sports programs for the physical strengthening and training in discipline of home-schooled students.

 

  • To acquire or construct a multi-purpose facility to serve the Virginia home school community.To add programs and activities consistent with our mission and goals as approved by the Board of Directors.

 

  • To provide programs based on Biblical principles and precepts so that Virginia home-schooled students will one day, as productive members of society, utilize their abilities and leadership skills to teach, train, and encourage future generations.  


  • To glorify God in all that we endeavor to do. 
Impact
 Top Six Accomplishments for the Past Year:
  1. Academics: Increased class offerings to additional locations and increased our Lending Library by adding donations of over 2,000 books and resources for a total of over 7,000 books and resources.
  2. Athletics: Continued growth of existing sports programs with the addition of more teams for more age groups by providing over 100 home schooled students the opportunity to compete in interscholastic athletics.  Also expanded our athletics program by adding three new interscholastic sports: 1) Boys Soccer, 2) Boys Volleyball, and 3) Boys and Girls Cross Country; also added a Competitive Co-ed Volleyball program for teens and young adults. Also increased and improved off-season training opportunities for our student athletics.
  3. Preforming Arts: CandleLITE Dinner theatre will be presenting "The Case of the Duplicate Date Nut Loaf" in November 2016.
  4. Ministry: Players With a Purpose, a ministry outreach of our Eagles Basketball program, continued to minister to at-risk youth in Harrisburg, PA and Hopewell, VA; the local camp has developed into a weekly ministry/opportunity and continues to minister to and build relationships with at-risk youth through a basketball church. 
  5. Management: Recruited 5 new board members.
  6. Staff Development: CounterACT Founder and Director, Georgianna Mills, graduated with the Sight and Sound Conservatory Class of 2015. 

Top Six Goals for the Upcoming year:

  1. Continue to expand and develop our sports program and offerings.
  2. Establish a Physical Education class/program for home schooled students.
  3. Refine and further develop the academy, support groups, and the library.
  4. Find and secure better facilities for all our programs.
  5. Continue to expand and develop the Players With a Purpose ministry, partnering with other faith based organizations, so that we might better serve the at-risk children in the communities locally and out-of-state.
  6. Promote home education to the community at-large as a realistic, beneficial alternative to public or private schools.

 

Needs

Needs:   

  • A full service building, preferably in central Chesterfield County that could house/host all or most of our academic, arts, athletic activities and our lending library of over 7,000 books and resources.
  • Monetary donations needed for facilities, programs, and promotional costs which are constant and consume our more sporadic/seasonal income stream
  • Volunteer/Paid staff: needed to expand various programs within the organization to meet the growing needs of the organization
  • Gym space in Chesterfield County
  • Volunteer leaders - people with vision and time/connections to make our organization better
  • Trained, knowledgeable and caring coaches


Background

We offer various academic classes to the homeschool community. In 2012 we appointed a volunteer Academic Director, and have expanded our locations to several areas as well as sponsoring Titus 2 Moms, a home school support group. A Lending Library & Resource Center opened in 2012, and was relocated in 2014 to the inner city. It currently has over 7,000 books, curriculum and home school resources available for checkout and is located at Pine Street Baptist Church. .

CounterACT, a drama ministry for home schooled students was founded and directed by a home school graduate in 2010. The drama ministry team travels to various churches, youth groups, civic and senior groups to minister through drama. In 2011, we held our Inaugural Annual Home School Talent Showcase, and CounterACT's CandleLight Players presented its first Dessert Theatre. In 2013, in addition to continuing the above programs, the Candlelight Players presented a dinner theater for the community. The branch of CounterACT called NarrowWay, focuses on full-scale dramatic productions that edify and inspire audience and actors alike and its first production was in November 2013. Two more have followed in 2014 and 2015.
 
The James River Eagles, our athletic wing originally offered a co-ed recreational volleyball program for teens, which expanded in 2016 to offer a competitive co-ed volleyball program for teens and young adults. We offered boys interscholastic basketball, fielding middle school and high school teams in the fall of 2009. In the fall of 2010 we added girls' interscholastic volleyball and continued our co-ed recreational volleyball program for teens, which we offered in the spring and fall. We added girls' interscholastic basketball for middle and high school students to our graded boys' basketball program, and in the spring of 2013, we became founding members of the Capital City Athletic Conference and play private and home school teams. We added a developmental program for younger players, and began offering a winter session to our co-ed recreational volleyball spring and fall sessions. In the spring of 2014 we introduced girls interscholastic soccer and in 2016 we added boys volleyball, boys soccer, and boys and girls cross country to our interscholastic programs. 

We sponsor a ministry called Players With a Purpose wherein our basketball players and families partner with churches and organizations to minister to at-risk children through the avenue of basketball camps.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Amelia County
Chesterfield County
Chester
Powhatan County
Louisa County
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Prince George County
Sussex County
Louisa County
Richmond, VA and surrounding counties
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Richard L Mills
Company Affiliation DDI Transportation
Term May 2016 to May 2020
Email jamesrivereagles@comcast.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Robert "Bo" Hay Community Volunteer
Mrs. Laurie Hay Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard L. Mills VP/Operations, DDI Transportation
Mrs. JaNett L. Mills Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard Charles Mills Community Volunteer
Mr. Eric Seymour Community Volunteer
Mrs. Kathy Seymour Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director No CEO
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 40
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Programs
Description
Currently offering quality classes for grades K - 12 in the Midlothian, Powhatan, and Hopewell, VA areas.  Classes offered will both enhance and augment each participating family's home school experience. Students are taught in small group settings, with lots of hands-on learning and individual attention from caring teachers. Guidance Counseling is available and classes will soon be offered for children with learning disabilities.
  
In an effort to help all families with their home-schooling needs, we also offer a Lending Library and Resource Center which currently has over 7,000 books, curriculum, and teaching resources available. Our complete library catalog is available for viewing either online (www.jrhsf.org) or onsite. We have partnered with Pine Street Baptist Church, located at 400 S. Pine Street in Richmond, VA to house our library. This convenient location especially benefits inner-city families looking for home-school books and resources. Also offered is a weekly drop off and pick up location in Midlothian. We hope to be able to continue to offer an extensive and one-of-a kind library and we are constantly accepting donations of new and used items.
 
 
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Description
James River Home School Athletics - Home of the James River Eagles is part of the Capital City Athletic Conference The conference consists of private schools and home school organizations from the metro Richmond area (and Farmville).
 
The James River Eagles has increased its program offerings and currently offers the following Competitive Sports Programs for Middle and High School Students:
  • Interscholastic Boys and Girls Cross Country
  • Interscholastic Boys and Girls Soccer Program 
  • Interscholastic Boys and Girls Volleyball Program
  • Interscholastic Boys and Girls Basketball Program
     
  • Developmental Basketball for Girls and Boys and
    Co-ed Competitive Recreational Volleyball are also offered.
     
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

Since 2009 the number of our athletics programs and the number of students participating in those programs has grown tremendously. The success of our athletic programs is attributed to the work of our talented and dedicated volunteers; from the athletic director and coaches to the parents and additional adults that want to make a difference in the quality of the programs offered. In addition, we are proud of the fact that over the years several Eagles alumni have returned to be volunteers and coaches and mentors. We encourage our graduating students to remain connected with the program as they are an invaluable part of our program success. 

Description
CounterACT is a Christian drama program for home educated students, with three branches, founded and directed by home school alumnus and Sight and Sound Conservatory graduate Georgianna Mills.
 
CounterACT Drama Ministry Team  is a small group of dedicated and skilled actors (9th-12th grade) who travel to a number of different churches and other venues to share simple, short, and thought-provoking dramas with the goal of challenging and inspiring the saints.
 
Candle Light Players / CandleLITE Players (ages 12 and up) specialize in presenting comedies or whodunits accompanied by dinner. Even amidst all the fun, they are committed to placing their light on a candlestick by providing wholesome, Christ-honoring and family-friendly entertainment for the community through every show they do. Previous shows include:
 
  • "Tangled in the Tinsel" and "The Journal"
  • "Meet Me at Luigi's"
  • "Club Family", and
  • "The Case of the Disappearing Youth Choir".
 
NarrowWay (ages 12 and up) is the branch that presents full-length plays and musicals that inspire and encourage both the actors and the audience to a closer walk with our Savior. Past productions include:
 
  • "So Many Miracles", about the life and faith of George Muller,
  • "Binding Ties", based on the life of Amy Carmichael, and
  • "Sovereign Choice" about the life and testimony of Lady Jane Grey.

 


CounterACT also sponsors an annual Home School Revue and Performing Arts Expo in an effort to:
 
1) give home school students/graduates an opportunity to share their God-given talents with the community, and
 
 2) to give groups that offer extra-curricular activities for home schooled students a platform to perform and promote themselves within the home school community so that parents and students attending can learn of enrichment opportunities for home educated students.

 

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

Georgianna Mills, 2010 home school graduate and founder and director of the drama ministry of CounterACT has been selected to be a student in the 2015 Performing Arts program at Sight & Sound Conservatory! Since her graduation, Georgianna has been seeking to provide the opportunity for home schooled students to participate in theater productions through the CounterACT, and feels that the Conservatory will equip her to lead the group more proficiently and professionally without requiring her to compromise her convictions.

The mission of Sight & Sound Conservatory, a post secondary education program, is to provide professional training in the performing arts from a Christian Worldview. Only 10 students are selected each year to receive mentoring both as a performer and a disciple of Christ. Through this program students receive classroom instruction in acting, singing, dancing and other relevant courses, and the opportunity to perform in Sight & Sound Theatres professional stage productions. They are encouraged to cultivate a lifestyle of character, commitment and competence. Sight and Sound Conservatory "exists to provide students the training that can lead to lifelong fulfillment both professionally and personally. Whether in the secular or Christian realm of performing arts, it is our intention that each graduate of Sight & Sound Conservatory will be a proficient, productive and powerful influence for Christ in the world."

Georgianna will be appearing in the Sight & Sound productions of Moses, Joseph, and the Miracle of Christmas during 2015 before returning to Richmond in 2016 to continue directing CounterACT
Description
Players With a Purpose - Several James River Eagles players, family members and coaches put together an outreach ministry called Players With a Purpose. The mission is to share the love and hope of Christ to unchurched children in at-risk neighborhoods through offering a weekly basketball camp and connect them with a local church that will continue to love, minister and disciple them. Players With a Purpose have traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania conducting basketball camps. In Massachusetts we partnered with Hope for Kids - an organization that provides help and hope to kids in need through physical relief, spiritual renewal, and authentic relationships. We are able to use our basketball ministry to tap into hard to reach neighborhoods and help local churches and organizations make connections with the children and families there.
  
We have partnered locally with Kingsland Baptist Church in Richmond, Enon Baptist Church in Chester, and Unity Baptist Church in Prince George, VA; helping them make connections between unchurched children and local churches. We continue to look to partner with other local churches in an ongoing effort to reach unchurched and at-risk children. Our summer camp has developed into a year-round weekly ministry/outreach opportunity.
  
This ministry has allowed our teams to minister to hundreds of kids who have participated in our camps, most of whom were homeless and/or living in poverty. We provide a nutritional meal and snack, and camp consists of basketball skills training and games, praise and worship, and Bible lessons teaching them about their need for a Savior. God is using these camps in an amazing way, ministering to both the campers and our basketball players alike. Our team continues to experience and witness things that only God can do. We know that it is not by our power, but by God's that these children receive hope and salvation through Christ.
 
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Budget $1,500.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $38,000.00
Projected Expenses $36,000.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$24,968$27,049$12,828
Administration Expense$2,472$3,174$3,981
Fundraising Expense--$1,573$172
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.090.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%85%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%20%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$6,590$4,292$1,479
Current Assets$6,590$2,652$775
Long-Term Liabilities----$0
Current Liabilities----$0
Total Net Assets$6,590$4,292$1,479
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application 5/2015View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and financial statements prepared internally by the organization
  • Financial information provided by the Form 990