A new nonprofit is taking University of Virginia undergraduates far off-Grounds to help Albemarle County students prepare for college.

Rise Together, led by UVa third-year student Bryan Christ and his mother, Gina, has brought dozens of UVa students to AVID classes at Western Albemarle High School and Walton Middle School for its mentoring program.

“We are teaching the UVa students as much as the AVID students,” said Gina Christ, a former school counselor. “They are learning how to promote experiential learning — not telling students what to do, but helping them find their own path.”