30th Anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Making Waves inspiring college futures. In 1989, John H. Scully and Reverend Eugene Farlough established the Making Waves Education Program (MWEP) to support 46 underserved students in Richmond.  Today, Making Waves serves more than 1,700 students via a public charter school, Making Waves Academy, and a college success program, CAP. Throughout 2019, we will be celebrating the many people—leadership, staff, alumni, students, parents, funders, and community members—who have brought Making Waves’ mission to life for the last 30 years.



Share Your Making Waves Story

Join our 30th anniversary celebration by uploading a Making Waves photo, video, or memory. Examples include a photo from the early years, a video of you describing your favorite Making Waves memory, or (for alumni) now/then photos and a description of where you are now. By uploading your content, you grant permission to Making Waves Foundation to share it on its website and/or social media channels.

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Celebrating Our Affirmation

I am an agent of change. I can control my destiny if I set my mind to it.
I am determined to be an intelligent, organized, and disciplined person.
I will not let anything get in the way of my success.

I will help rebuild my community. I will clean up graffiti. I will recycle. I will keep my streets clean.

I am a valuable person. I will believe in myself.
I will achieve my goals. I am creative.
I will be an impossible me and recycle my success.

I am a powerful person. I am strong, smart, generous, and caring. Success is achieved through hard work and perseverance. I am willing.

The Class of 2021: Read more about our students’ resilience, fortitude, and perseverance.  READ MORE