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  1. 100 Black Men of Virginia
    The Virginia Peninsula Chapter provides a variety of educational, informative and uplifting programs for the whole family. Our programs teach the necessary leadership and development skills to assist our mentees and their families in realizing and maximizing their full potential.
    Newport News, VA 23609
    (757) 726-7027
  2. 4-H Camp
    4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H, the largest comprehensive youth development program in the nation, educates young people, ages 5 to 18, through a variety of experiential techniques that encourage hands-on, active learning.
    Norfolk, VA
    757-683-2816
  3. 4-H Programs and Summer Camp
    4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H, the largest comprehensive youth development program in the nation, educates young people, ages 5 to 18, through a variety of experiential techniques that encourage hands-on, active learning.
    Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 393-5197
  4. ASPIRE – Female Leadership
    For 11th and 12th grade young women. The program is designed to be a presence of caring individuals who provide support, advice, reinforcement and constructive examples which help young women from all circumstances succeed. The one-on-one partnership will encourage young women to develop to their fullest potential, and will help to develop their own vision for the future. Commitment to the program through community involvement and volunteer hours will provide these young women the opportunity to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship upon graduation.
    Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-2818
  5. Big Brothers, Big Sisters – South Hampton Roads
    ​Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through young adulthood. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of youth in our communities.
    Chesapeake, VA 23328
    (757) 392-5155
  6. Big Brothers, Big Sisters – Virginia Peninsula
    ​Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through young adulthood. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of youth in our communities.
    Katherine Johnson Adult Learning Center ​17346 Warwick Blvd. Room 8 Newport News, VA 23603
    (757) 369-6824
  7. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia
    Activities for youth ages 6-18. Education and Career Programs, Health & Life Skills, Character and Leadership Programs, Art Programs, Sports, Fitness and Recreation Programs
    Locations in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Franklin & Eastern Shore
    (757) 853-5632
  8. Boys & Girls Clubs of Virginia Peninsula
    Activities for youth ages 6-18. Education and Career Programs, Health & Life Skills, Character and Leadership Programs, Art Programs, Sports, Fitness and Recreation Programs
    Locations in Hampton, Newport News, York County, Williamsburg, Gloucester, & Mathews
    (757) 223-7204
  9. Bridges to Success
    Through the Virginia Beach CASA Program - Mentoring program for foster youth ages 14 and up, to develop skills, such as relationship building, problem-solving, capacity building, and persistence to help develop a comprehensive, holistic, and measurable plan to guide and support their transition to self-sufficiency and living an independent and interdependent life.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    757.385.5616
  10. Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab
    An instructional hub for STEM learning driven by team building and collaboration allowing opportunities for students and people of all ages, abilities, and disciplines to learn by designing creative solutions to real-world problems.

    Teacher Professional Development Programs - Monthly machine training and curriculum design sessions
    Student Fabrication Experiences - Aligned with industry certifications in partnership with community colleges
    Community Nights - Family-friendly experiences offering “make and take” projects
    Summer Camps and Saturday Workshops - Hands-on experiences with digital technology and machining
    “Start Your Own Business” Workshops - Designing and prototyping an idea for future business opportunity
    Digital Fabrication Badging Program - Encourage students to learn different skills and concepts
    Shipyard Youth Mentoring Program - In conjunction with NNS’ educational outreach program SEEKnns
    550 30th St Newport News, VA 23607
    757-975-5323
  11. BSA – Scouts
    Cub Scouts BSA is a year-round program that is available to all youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development are important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    757-497-2688
  12. BSA – Venturing
    Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    757-497-2688
  13. BSA – Cub Scouts
    Cub Scouts is a year-round program that offers fun activities that promote character and leadership development. Open to boys and girls in grades K-5.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    757-497-2688
  14. Citizen Police Academy for Youth (CPAY)
    The Citizen Police Academy for Youth (CPAY) provides teenagers - ages 14 to 17 - an inside look at local law enforcement through a variety of subjects pertaining to police work. The youth are instructed by police officers, civilians, other city Department agencies and community partners.
    Newport News, VA
    757-928-4741
  15. Community Outreach Coalition
    Community Outreach Coalition Inc. is a non-profit organizations that ministers to the youth of our community through athletics, academics, and fine arts. Providing STEM learning opportunities as well as a Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
    Portsmouth, VA
    757-524-3325
  16. DIVAS, Inc.
    DIVAS, Inc offers programs to foster positive behaviors to women and girls within the community. Individual and group therapy is available for girls, adolescent females, families, and millennial women. Mentoring for girls ages 5-17. Mentoring programs are open to ALL GIRLS regardless of race or socio-economic background.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    757-453-5773
  17. Excellence Girls Club, Inc.
    Excellence Girls Club, Inc. empowers young girls. Introduces them to positive women and positive ideas. Unlocks their potential. Helps them grow. From promising young girls, into powerful young women.
    Chesapeake, Newport News, and Virginia Beach
    757-503-0910
  18. Get Smart of Chesapeake
    Get Smart offers tutoring and mentoring programs to Chesapeake students.
    Chesapeake, VA
    757-617-1560
  19. Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
    Scouting Programs and Summer camps, open to Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts ages 6 and up.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 410-0713
  20. Girls With Goals Alliance
    Through Mentoring - educating, empowering and promoting young girls to be the next generation ​of prepared leaders
    Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 378-6772
  21. Hampton Hoops
    Hampton Hoops promotes healthy communities and fun in a safe environment. The program aims to improve social interaction, positive character building and provides leadership opportunities. The City of Hampton, and community leaders have partnered to create the program and hope to inspire participating youth to become representatives of a safe and secure community in Hampton and throughout. Ages 8-24.
    Hampton, VA
    757-726-8750
  22. Hampton Roads Hokies Football
    We are a Youth Sports association based out of Hampton Virginia. Our Mission is to teach teamwork, discipline and leadership skills through sports.
  23. Junior Commonwealth’s Attorney Program (Hampton)
    The Junior Commonwealth's Attorney Program, aimed at students who will be entering the seventh through 10th grades in the fall, provides an up-close look at law enforcement and court proceedings at the local and state levels.
    Hampton, VA
  24. Leading Men Fellowship
    The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men Fellowship creates opportunities for young men of color and increases representation in the field of education. Leading Men Fellows are young men of color who have recently graduated from high school and participate in a year-long, residency-style experience in which they provide evidence-based literacy support to pre-kindergarten students while receiving robust coaching and professional development and gaining valuable experience.
    Hampton, Newport News and Norfolk, VA
  25. MAN UP
    Located at the House of Consciousness Community Center - MAN UP, a movement designed to educate our youth in the areas of responsibility to self and family, culture, lifestyle, manhood and character development.
    633 West 35th Street Norfolk, VA 23508
    757-718-2052
  26. Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action (MYLA)
    The City of Virginia Beach Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action (MYLA) is a group of socially, economically and ethnically diverse middle and high school youth from across the city. The group was created with the belief that young people, if given the opportunity, could be meaningfully and successfully involved in making and impacting decisions that affect their lives.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 406-8421
  27. National Council of Negro Women ROSES
    NCNW R.O.S.E.S.
    (Reaching Opportunities by Sisters Empowering Sisters)
    Now accepting girls ages 5-18.
    We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
    Norfolk, VA
    (757) 409-3342
  28. P.A.L. Programs
    Boxing (UGMMA) - Universal General MMA acknowledge the tough issues children and young adults face, both in and out of school. Our Stand Tall initiative is a program that focuses on building self-esteem. Universal General MMA builds self-esteem through exercise and mentor-ship. children with higher self-esteem are less bullied. Furthermore, mentored students with high self-esteem are less likely to get into a fight.

    Law Enforcement Explorer - Law Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 6th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

    After School - The Portsmouth Parks & Recreation in partnership with Portsmouth Police Athletic League (PPAL) After School Program is designed to provide Portsmouth’s youth with a safe environment while participating in a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities.

    PAL Summer camp is hosted by the Portsmouth Police Department. Includes Fun Daily Activities, Weekly Field Trips, Lessons on Crime Prevention, Bullying, and more. This camp is only open to Portsmouth residents ages 5-13.
    Portsmouth, VA
    757-235-5668
  29. Seton Youth Shelters
    Seton Youth Shelters provides 24-hour emergency shelter for youth ages 9 up to 18 years old, serves runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth and youth in crisis within their family, school and/or community. Youth Outreach Program includes Van Outreach, Safe Place services and Special Outreach Projects. A FREE mentoring program is available to youth 4 to 18 years old who have been affected by the incarceration (past or present) of someone in their lives. Parenting classes, Teen anger management program.
    SETON YOUTH SHELTERS HOTLINE: 757.498.4357
    Virginia Beach, VA
    757.963.5795
  30. Suffolk 4H Programs
    4-H Youth Development Program is a community of young people ages 5-18 across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Summer Camps may be available.
    Suffolk, VA
    (757) 514-4331
  31. Team Up Mentoring – The Up Center
    Youth ages 6-17 are paired with positive adult role models who commit to spending several hours per week for at least one year with their mentees with the goal of forming a trusting friendship that helps set the youth on a successful path to adulthood.
    Your location
    (757) 337-3414
  32. Teens With A Purpose (TWP)
    Local programming for teens including summer camps for kids in 7th grade+.
    700 E Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 747-2679
  33. The Hampton Youth Commission
    The Hampton Youth Commission is comprised of young people of high school age (14-18). Appointed by Hampton City Council, these students are able to represent the voice of youth in the City of Hampton.
    Hampton, VA
    (757) 727-8311
  34. The STAR Program
    Youth Mentoring Program - The STAR program works to instill the core values of professionalism, leadership, team building traits, and community involvement to the youths of Chesapeake between the ages of 10 and 14.
    Chesapeake, VA
    757-382-2818
  35. The York County Youth Commission (YCYC)
    The York County Youth Commission (YCYC) serves as a communications link between the youth of York County and the Board of Supervisors by researching and presenting student issues, problems, needs, ideas, and suggestions. The YCYC also makes recommendations regarding programs provided to youth and participates in their establishment when appropriate.For high school students (grades 9-12) residing in York County.
    York County, Virginia
    757-890-3500
  36. Virginia Aquarium
    Hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. 3D IMAX® Theater. Boat trips, tours, children's programs. Birthday parties and summer camps available. Teen nature conservation programs and opportunities.
    717 General Booth Blvd Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
    (757) 385-3474
  37. YMCA South Hampton Roads
    Multiple programs for Hampton Roads families including fitness and athletic programs for kids and families, toddler programs, swim lessons, arts and theater programs, preschool programs, before/after school child care, summer and out of school camps, teen leadership programs and more.
    Multiple locations throughout South Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 962-5555
  38. Young Adult Police Commissioners program
    The Young Adult Police Commissioners program, or YAPC, provides a unique opportunity for the City's youth to learn about the police department and interact with officers. Members meet weekly to discuss current events and use their voices about issues that affect young people.

    The YAPC consists of a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior from each high school in Newport News. Members have participated in a variety of activities, including field trips, community walks, City Council meetings, and more.
    Newport News, VA
    757-975-5118
  39. YOURS Ministry
    YOURS provides mentoring, tutoring, leadership development, spiritual awareness, and recreational activities through partnerships with all five local high schools, churches, and agencies.
  40. Youth Leadership Development Program
    The Youth Leadership Development Program is a youth mentoring project sponsored by Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Saturday Academy for Positive Self-Development. Youth Leadership Development is a mentoring, empowerment, and interactive program for families intended to increase graduation rates and increase parental involvement. This program includes school visits by the facilitator. It additionally seeks to decrease criminal behavior by re-directing families to more constructive community programs. Parents must register their children for this program to attend with them.
    Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 393-8481
  41. Youth Leadership Program (YLP)
    The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) provides a service-learning opportunity for youth, ages 13-17, who reside in the Southeast community of Newport News, Virginia. Community youth have to complete an application and interview process. Selected youth have the opportunity to assist staff with the facilitation of summer programs and services at one of the five Wickham Avenue Alliance sites.
    3100 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA 23607
    757-244-9223