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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 Club Programs and Camps
    4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is rich with learning experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development.
    Newport News, VA
    (757) 591-4838
  3. 4-H Club 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. Many learning groups meet regularly and summer camps are also scheduled.

    Residential 4-H Camps—programming events for youth ages 9 to 13 in which campers stay overnight (5 days, 4 nights).

    Special Interest 4-H Camps—programming events focusing mainly on a specific project or theme area. There is a large variety of special interest 4-H camps available. Different age group requirements are offered for these camps.

    Cloverbud 4-H Camps—programming events for youth 5-8 years of age. Youth must meet the minimum age of 5 between October 1 and September 30, and must not be older than the maximum age.
    Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 393-5197
  4. 757 Mayors
    Free youth athletics and performing arts for kids. Open to kids in other areas but located in Chesapeake. Currently offering basketball and drama club.
    Chesapeake, VA 23323
  5. 757Colts Organization
    Football, Track, Cheer, Mentorship & Community Outreach Program. 757 Colts Organization is a 501c3 developmental program based in Chesapeake, VA that was designed to empower, encourage, motivate boys and girls within and around our community.
    1857 Varsity Dr Chesapeake, VA 23324
    (757) 529-0883
  6. American Heritage Girls
    American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age.
    Hampton Roads, VA
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Chesapeake 4-H Clubs & Programs
    4-H provides “learn by doing” opportunities for youth to receive “hands on” experiences through work or activities. 4-H is for all youth, both boys and girls between the ages of 5-18. Summer Camps Available!
    Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6612
  18. 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
  19. Civil Air Patrol – Virginia Wing
    Ages 12+. Developing youth into responsible citizens and tomorrow's aerospace leaders. CAP is the volunteer, nonprofit auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Its three missions are to develop its cadets, educate Americans on the importance of aviation and space, and perform life-saving, humanitarian missions.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Enduring Keys
    ENDURING KEYS INC. exists to unlock the power and potential of youth in Newport News.
    2404 Chestnut Ave, A Newport News VA 23607
  23. 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
  24. Future Agents in Training – Teen Academy
    Our Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI.
    Norfolk, VA
  25. Get Smart of Chesapeake
    Get Smart offers tutoring and mentoring programs to Chesapeake students.
    Chesapeake, VA
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Hampton 4H Programs
    4-H provides “learn by doing” opportunities for youth to receive “hands on” experiences through work or activities. 4-H is for all youth, both boys and girls between the ages of 5-18. Summer Camps available.
    Hampton, VA
    (757) 727-1401
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. Hampton Roads Homeschool Teen Leadership Club
    Are you missing out on the after-school club experience? Do you want to learn more about leadership? Are you looking for leadership and volunteer opportunities to add to your college application? Come join our club and grow your leadership skills by planning and organizing field trips and volunteer opportunities. The sky is the limit for whatever the teens can plan as a group and we will guide them with the steps it takes to lead and organize events. Membership in the group will require attendance at our weekly meeting, participation at planned events, and following through on responsibilities. Adult leadership and support are 100% provided.
    Virginia Beach, VA
  32. 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
  33. Junior Rescue Squad Virginia Beach
    Junior rescue is for teens in 6-12th grade. Participants are taught by EMS at a local EMS Station, real emergency medical services skills which are used daily on calls.
    Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad 3769 E Stratford Rd, Virginia Beach VA
  34. Ketchmore Kids
    Programs offered by Ketchmore Kids include:

    The Think Tank: This 6-week program is dedicated to teaching young people how their actions impact their behaviors.

    Healing With Hip-Hop helps youth, ages 8-17 years old, heal from trauma and grief they experience when someone they know, or love, is hurt or killed by violence. We utilize music and various arts to assist us in doing this.

    Triple P Parenting Program - Triple P stands for Positive Parenting Program. We provide Triple P parenting services that are evidence-based, accredited, and administered by trained providers. We offer different levels of Triple P so that we are able to meet a family’s unique needs, instead of using cookie-cutter services. We are able to serve parents who are court or DSS mandated to complete services, or parents who just want to strengthen themselves. We understand that children do not come with an instructional manual, and no parent is perfect!
    Newport News, VA
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Mpact Girls Clubs
    Youth organization and scouting program for girls ages Pre-K-8th grade, building character through Christian principles.
    Coastal Va Church 301 S. Newtown Road Norfolk VA 23502
  39. 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
  40. Navigators USA
    The Navigators USA alternative scouting program was created to include everyone, and to help each person develop their fullest potential without discrimination. We aim to establish a world without prejudice or ignorance, and to treat every person with respect, no matter their race, creed, lifestyle, or ability.
  41. Next Step to Success
    NSTS provides afterschool and full-day summer programs for Norfolk youth (currently ages 13 — 16). Our activities for teens include sailing, boat-building, visual and performing arts, academic support, group projects, character education, STEM-skill development, hands-on field trips, and much more.
    Norfolk. VA
  42. Outdoor Service Guides – Scouting For Everyone
    No current troops listed in Hampton Roads - check link for updates.

    Offering scouting for children as young as 3-years-old to adults. Each age level, or section, has a unique program where scouts can earn badges for challenging themselves, learning, and growing as a person and a member of their community.
  43. 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
  44. 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.
    Virginia Beach, VA
  45. Spiral Scouts
    Note - there is not a current local listing in Hampton Roads - check link for updates.

    Providing opportunities for young people to fulfill their potential as caring, responsible individuals through informal activities in a spiritual, open, and loving atmosphere that celebrates their diversity.
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. The HEB Foundation, Inc
    Healing, Evolving & Building Communities...One Family at a Time!
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. Trail Life USA
    Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered, boy-focused mentoring program that engages boys in service & outdoor adventure to develop godly & courageous leaders. Locations/chapters throughout Hampton Roads.
    Hampton Roads, VA
  54. 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
  55. Virginia Beach 4H Programs and Camps
    4-H is the youth development program of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service conducted by Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities. It is an informal, hands-on education approach focusing on building lifelong learning skills that develop youths' potential through community clubs, special-interest groups, camps and in-school programs. Projects cover subjects ranging from citizenship, foods and health, to animal sciences. These are "learn-by-doing" programs for youth ages 5-19.? Overnight Camp available.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 385-4769
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. YOURS Ministry
    YOURS provides mentoring, tutoring, leadership development, spiritual awareness, and recreational activities through partnerships with all five local high schools, churches, and agencies.
  59. 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
  60. 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