2015 NNPS Summer Opportunities

Local Academic & Enrichment Opportunities for NNPS Students!

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Message from the Superintendent

On behalf of the NNPS School Board Members and all employees of Newport News Public Schools, I welcome you to another exciting summer of learning!


This Youth Development and Career Pathways Summer Opportunities resource highlights many of the enriching experiences available to NNPS students during the Summer of 2015. There are programs sponsored by Newport News Public Schools, as well as by institutions of higher education, and other local and state agencies. These programs connect students to Career Pathways and Youth Development in exciting and creative ways.


There is something here for all students in Newport News—preschool through graduation, and beyond! You will find opportunities in a wide range of categories, including:


Academic Advancement and Enrichment

Recreational Activities

College and Career Planning

Volunteerism


Once you have identified a summer program of interest, please use the contact details provided inside the booklet. Also, please keep in mind that the websites of the various sponsoring organizations may have updated information, as well as programs not listed in this resource.


We hope you will find this helpful in your efforts to plan an exciting, educational, fun-filled summer of College, Career, and Citizen-Ready exploration and learning!


Sincerely,


Dr. Ashby Kilgore, Superintendent

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Scroll down for details about the events and programs listed in the Table of Contents.


Summer 2015 Community Events

· Wickham Avenue Alliance Summer Kickoff Carnival

· Fridays at the Fountain

· Summer Concert Series at Port Warwick

· Read to the Rhythm Online Summer Reading Program

· Virginia Symphony presents VSO Jazz

· Afrikan American Festival

· Newport News 4th of July Stars in the Sky


Scroll down for details about the events and programs listed in the Table of Contents.


Youth Development and Career Exploration Opportunities

· STEMulating Minds Summer Enrichment Program
· Summer Program for Arts Recreation and Knowledge (SPARK) and Camp Connect
· Thomas Nelson’s Summer STEM Camp Series
· TNCC Peninsula K-Next Manufacturing Technology Camp
· TNCC Imagineering & Creative Technology Advanced Manufacturing Camp
· TNCC The Hover Games! Quadcopter Camp
· Peninsula Council for Workforce Development Career Camps
· Bon Secours Nursing Explorers Camp
· Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads Summer Opportunities Camp
· Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center Summer Movie Series
· Pomoco Family Movie Series
· Local Opportunities NNPS Career Pathways
· Summer Training and Enrichment Program (STEP)


Scroll down for details about the events and programs listed in the Table of Contents.


Local Summer Learning Opportunities

· NNPS Elementary Summer School Learning Lab

· NNPS 21st Century Summer Program

· Newport News Public Libraries’ Summer of Reading and Learning

· NNPS Elementary Summer Reading List

· NNPS Middle School Summer Reading List

· NNPS High School Summer Reading Lists

· NNPS Summer Institute for the Arts

· NNPS Middle School Summer Programs

· NNPS High School Summer Programs

· NNPS Summer Outdoor Education


Scroll down for details about the events and programs listed in the Table of Contents.


Local Educational Opportunities

· Bluebird Gap Farm

· Sandy Bottom Nature Park

· Outdoor Recreation in Hampton

· Children’s Museum of Virginia

· Chippokes Plantation State Park

· The College of William and Mary

· Endview Plantation

· Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown

· Lee Hall Mansion

· The Mariner’s Museum

· Newport News Visitor Center

· Newport News Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

· Newport News Public Library System

· The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center

· Norfolk Botanical Garden

· Peninsula Fine Arts Center

· Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center

· Virginia Air and Space Center

· Virginia Living Museum


Scroll down for details about the events and programs listed in the Table of Contents.


In-State General Academic/College Preparation

· Christopher Newport University Athletic Camps

· Fork Union Military Academy

· Gallaudet University

· Georgetown University

· George Washington University

· Hampton University

· Hollins University

· Newport News Police Department Youth Academy

· University of Virginia

· Virginia Tech


Scroll down for details about the events and programs listed in the Table of Contents.


Local Volunteer Opportunities

· Riverside Regional Medical Center

· Virginia Living Museum

· Peninsula SPCA

· Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads


Scroll down for details about the events and programs listed in the Table of Contents.


Additional Opportunities

· Youth Leadership Alliance

· Youth Career Café

Summer 2015 Community Events

Wickham Avenue Alliance Summer Kickoff Carnival

Tuesday, June 16th, 1-3pm

2410 Wickham Ave

Newport News, VA

June 16, 2015 - 1:00 - 3:00pm

Celebrate summer with music, crafts, face painting, sno-cones and more!

Located in the parking lot of Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center.

Fridays @ the Fountain June 12 - 26 and July 10 - 31, 2015; 5pm to 9pm

Friday, June 12th, 5pm to Friday, July 31st, 9pm

701 Town Center Drive

Newport News, VA

Fridays, June 12 - 26 and July 10 - 31, 2015

Free concert series featuring two bands each evening, a dance floor, corn hole, free children's activities, food vendors, and beverage sales (proceeds benefit Newport News charities). Free admission and free parking.

Click below for a listing of bands!

http://www.nnva.gov/1932/Fridays-the-Fountain

Summer Concert Series at Port Warwick; Wednesdays, June 2nd to August 26th; 6pm to 9pm

Wednesday, June 3rd, 6pm to Wednesday, Aug. 26th, 9pm

3100 William Styron Square N

Newport News, VA

Enjoy the summer night air on Styron Square listening to the area’s best music. The concerts are FREE and all are welcome! Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, food and drink, or enjoy the music from one of the Port Warwick restaurant patios!

Read to the Rhythm -- Online Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 22nd, 12am to Monday, Aug. 3rd, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Newport News Public Libraries

For ages up to 17 years old.

Sign up online starting June 22, 2015 or in person at any Newport News public library.

  • Accumulate points by reading (1 minute read= 1 point), by attending events or doing activities online or in person.
  • As you collect points, you earn virtual badges and different prizes
  • See the Library’s website for details.

Virginia Symphony presents VSO Jazz

Sunday, June 21st, 6-8pm

701 Town Center Drive

Newport News, VA

Enjoy a sunset concert on the beautiful fountain plaza. Free admission, free parking. Food vendors ($).

Afrikan American Festival

Friday, June 26th, 5pm to Sunday, June 28th, 6pm

100 Eaton Street

Hampton, VA

Friday, June 26 -- FREE EVENT

Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m.


An outdoor, non-alcoholic, family-oriented event that features nonstop entertainment and a marketplace with vendors displaying & selling art, crafts, and food. During the weekend, over 60 vendors will be on site selling authentic and original black art, artifacts, handmade crafts, and more. For hungry patrons, local and regional food vendors will be selling a variety of cuisines; however alcohol will not be sold at this event.


Live music will entertain throughout the weekend, with Stan the Man, Wilson Night, and Karla Crump performing on Friday, June 27. On Saturday, June 28, Kustom Made Band, 2nd Wyad, Ra Jazz, and the Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band headline. On Sunday, June 29, enjoy live music by Earl Bynum.

This year's event is presented by the Peninsula Association for Sickle Cell Anemia (PASCA) and the City of Hampton.

Newport News 4th of July Stars in the Sky

Saturday, July 4th, 7-10pm

23rd Street

Newport News, VA

The Virginia Peninsula's biggest July 4th event features live music, food vendors ($), free children's rides, and fireworks over the James River. Free admission, free parking.

Science Healthcare Career Camp at Thomas Nelson Community College

Wednesday, July 8th, 8am-5pm

4601 Opportunity Way

Williamsburg, VA

Rising High School Seniors and Graduates!

Have you ever thought about a career in the medical field?

This camp is for you!

Discover high growth careers and visit a local Health Care Facility.


Cost: $20

Non-refundable registration fee.


Learn more and register at: tncc.edu/summerstemcamps

Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Career Camp at Thomas Nelson Community College

Wednesday, July 15th, 8am-5pm

600 Butler Farm Rd

Hampton, VA

Rising High School Seniors and Graduates!

As manufacturing and engineering careers grow in Hampton Roads,

now is the best time to learn about exciting and high-paying careers!


Cost: $20

Non-refundable registration fee.


Learn more and register at: tncc.edu/summerstemcamps

Information Technology Career Camp at Thomas Nelson Community College

Wednesday, July 22nd, 8am-5pm

525 Butler Farm Rd

Hampton, VA

Rising High School Seniors and Graduates!

Technology is the key to the future.

Cyber Security and Computer Technology, could be in your future.

Visit a local IT company on the forefront of technology.


Cost: $20

Non-refundable registration fee.

Learn more and register at: tncc.edu/summerstemcamps

Youth Development and Career Exploration Opportunities

STEMulating Minds Summer Enrichment Program

Heritage High School will be hosting a STEMulating Minds Summer Enrichment Program from July 13th to July 30th, for rising 9th graders who have been accepted to the Governor's STEM Academy. Click here for an enlarged flyer:


http://heritage.nn.k12.va.us/export/sites/Heritage/documents/STEMulating_Minds_Flyer.pdf


For more information, contact Toinette Outland, Governor's STEM Academy Program Administrator. toinette.outland@nn.k12.va.us; (757) 928-6100 ext. 17567

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CampConnect 2015 will be part of the NNPS Summer Program for Arts, Recreation, and Knowledge (SPARK)

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Thomas Nelson Community College's Summer STEM Camp Series

Thomas Nelson, the Peninsula’s Community College, is offering three STEM-focused camps in Summer 2015, for middle and high school students.

  1. Peninsula K-Next
  2. Imagineering and Creative Technology
  3. The Hover Games


http://tncc.edu/workforce-development/courses-wfd/manufacturing-trade-skills/manufacturing-technology-summer-camp/
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TNCC Peninsula K-Next!

Now in its fifth year, this camp will be held June 24-27, 2015. Focusing on students in rising 7 to 10 grades, the camp is designed to inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs, by providing participants a completely hands-on introduction to 21st century manufacturing technology and basic entrepreneurial skills.


http://tncc.edu/workforce-development/courses-wfd/manufacturing-trade-skills/manufacturing-technology-summer-camp/

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TNCC Imagineering & Creative Technology Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp

http://tncc.edu/workforce-development/courses-wfd/manufacturing-trade-skills/manufacturing-technology-summer-camp/



This is the third year for this camp and it is scheduled for July 20-25, 2015. Though preference is given to students who have previously attended Peninsula K-Next! any student in rising grades 7 to 10 can apply. Imagineering! is designed to be very entrepreneurial and hands-on! It provides students a greater opportunity to explore the world of entrepreneurship from product concept to prototyping using in-depth CAD (computer assisted design) programs and 3D printing machines! Students develop a production plan and a business plan and have to prepare a presentation. On the final day of the Imagineering camp, student “companies” are required to present their products to an “Angel Investors” team of judges in an effort to obtain funding for their product, very akin to the “Shark Tank” TV program!

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TNCC The Hover Games!

This is the first year for the Hover Games! and it is scheduled for August 10-16, 2015. Though preference is given to students who have previously attended Imagineering! , any student in rising grades 8 to 11 can apply.

This camp will focus on the building, programming and flying of a “quadcopter”, to include the possible design and manufacturing of parts using CAD and 3D printers. Besides visiting state-of-the-art companies operating in the world of unmanned aerial systems (drones!) - to include NASA Langley - students will have the opportunity to develop their skills to compete in the camp’s final competition, a “rodeo”.


http://tncc.edu/workforce-development/courses-wfd/manufacturing-trade-skills/manufacturing-technology-summer-camp/

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Peninsula Council for Workforce Development Summer Career Camps

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Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center -- FREE Summer Movie Series

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POMOCO Family Movie Series

http://www.hampton.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1635


Summer Tuesdays in Mill Point Park downtown
Bring your friends, family, folding chairs, and blankets to the park on Tuesday nights this summer to enjoy free movies. Entertainment begins at 7 PM, followed by our feature presentation at sunset.


Tue, Jun. 23

Family Movie Series: Maleficent

Tue, Jun. 30

Family Movie Series: Night at the Museum - Secret of the Tomb

Tue, Jul. 7

Family Movie Series: Penguins of Madagascar

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Visit the Local Opportunities Page of the NNPS Career Pathways Website!

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Summer Training and Enrichment Program (STEP)

The City of Newport News is offering summer employment experiences for youth who live in Newport News, south of Mercury Boulevard. You may be eligible for a PAID summer work experience! Visit the link below to find out if you can participate!


http://www.nnva.gov/1907/Youth-Gang-Violence-Prevention

Local Summer Learning Opportunities

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NNPS Elementary Summer School Learning Lab

Summer School Learning Lab is for students in Kindergarten through 5th grades. The summer school experience will focus on problem solving through an integrated Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology curriculum. Students will learn, play, and have fun while developing skills and concepts. Each day, students will engage in a design challenge balanced with informal learning experiences, time for reflection, and opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas.


Where:

-Marshall Early Learning Center

-Crittenden Middle School

-Huntington Middle School

When:

July 6- August 13, 2015 (Mondays to Thursdays) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Who:

Rising K, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 graders (By Invitation and Application Only)


Where:

McIntosh Elementary School

When:

July 6- August 13, 2015 (Mondays to Thursdays) 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Who:

Rising K, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 graders (By Invitation and Application Only)

NNPS 21st Century Summer Program (for selected elementary and middle school students only)

A continuation of the 21st Century grant serving students from Crittenden MS, Huntington MS, Hines MS, Newsome Park ES, Sedgefield ES, and Carver ES. The 21st Century program will run for six weeks from 7:30-4:30 and will include a Summer of Innovation/STEM Academy component for selected students. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served each day. The instructional focus will be English, Math, World Language and Enrichment.


Site: Crittenden Middle School.


Student dates and times: July 6 - Aug 13, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Corey L. Gordon at (757) 848-8936.

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Newport News Public Libraries' Summer of Reading and Learning

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NNPS Elementary Summer Reading List

Elementary School Summer Reading List

NNPS encourages all of its students to read during the summer for enjoyment, leisure, and learning. We have compiled a list of suggested books that are fun, engaging, mysterious, thought-provoking, informative, meaningful, inventive, inspiring, motivational, and more! The list includes award-winning books as well as others recognized by our faculty and various literary journals as meaningful reading for students of various ages. If you particularly enjoy reading a book that you think should be on the list, contact NNPS Elementary Education at (757) 591-4628 so that it can be considered for next year’s list. We appreciate your input!


Click here for the NNPS Elementary School Summer Reading List

NNPS Middle School Summer Reading

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER READING LISTS

Middle School Summer Reading Suggestions: NNPS encourages all of its students to read during the summer for enjoyment, leisure, and learning. We have compiled a list of suggested books that are fun, engaging, mysterious, thought-provoking, informative, meaningful, inventive, inspiring, motivational, and more! The list includes award-winning books as well as others recognized by our faculty and various literary journals as meaningful reading for students of various ages. If you particularly enjoy reading a book that you think should be on the list, contact Lynn Mills at (757) 283-7850 x10247 so that it can be considered for next year’s list. We appreciate your input!


Click Here for the NNPS Middle School Summer Reading List

http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/academic/summer/middle-read.pdf

NNPS High School Summer Reading

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER READING LISTS

High School Summer Reading Suggestions: NNPS encourages all of its students to read during the summer for enjoyment, leisure, and learning. We have compiled a list of suggested books that are fun, engaging, mysterious, thought-provoking, informative, meaningful, inventive, inspiring, motivational, and more! The list includes award-winning books as well as others recognized by our faculty and various literary journals as meaningful reading for students of various ages. If you particularly enjoy reading a book that you think should be on the list, contact Lynn Mills at (757) 283-7850 x10247 so that it can be considered for next year’s list. We appreciate your input!


Downloads:

High School List | Advanced Placement 11 List | Advanced Placement 12 List.

NNPS Summer Institute for the Arts

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS

Summer Institute for the Arts: This program is designed for students who have the ability, interest, dedication, and enthusiasm to pursue a structured course of study in dance, drama, instrumental music, creative writing, and the visual arts. Student must apply and audition for admittance into the program (for rising 8th -12th grade students). Contact 591-4561. Site:Woodside. Classes will meet 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday

NNPS High School Summer Programs

http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/academic/summer/HS_summer_school.pdf


The High School Summer Program is primarily a credit recovery program for grades 9‐

12. Woodside High School will be the high school summer school site.

Contact Debbie Fields at Deborah.Fields@nn.k12.va.us for more information.

NNPS Summer Outdoor Education Program

SUMMER OUTDOOR EDUCATION

http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/outdoor/

Outdoor Education provides activities designed to introduce various outdoor skills that will enhance both mental and physical well-being. Emphasis is on skill development, safety practices, responsibility, teamwork and self-awareness through experiential learning. Skills include, but are not limited to, hiking, biking, canoeing, cooperative games, ropes initiatives, orienteering, camping, archery and a variety of outdoor experiences. These courses are held at Newport News Park. Outdoor Education I is a prerequisite for Outdoor Education II.

Local Educational Opportunities

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Bluebird Gap Farm

Bluebird Gap Farm offers an exciting, family-oriented adventure and educational experience rarely see in an urban environment. The 60-acre farm has about 150 domestic and wild animals, including everything from the usual array of farm animals to a raccoon, birds of prey, whitetail deer, tortoises, and peacocks.


Click below for the summer storytelling calendar:


http://www.hampton.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1636


A shelter with four picnic tables and charcoal grill is available on a first come, first served basis (user must provide own charcoal). Other picnic tables are placed throughout the farm for our guests’ convenience. The antique display barn features snack and drink vending machines. Animal feed machines are located in several locations for those wanting a more 'interactive' experience (don’t forget your quarters!). Admission is free and visitors will enjoy:

· A large playground

· A nature trail

· A new stage with seating for special events and activities

· Public restrooms

· The Hampton Master Gardeners' Display Garden and Arboretum (a work in progress)


60 Pine Chapel Road • Hampton, VA 23666

Phone 757-827-2765 • Fax# 757-825-4739

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Sandy Bottom Nature Park

This 456-acre environmental education and wildlife management facility offers a Nature Center with animal exhibits, conference and classroom, library, hiking trails, fishing, jon boats, paddle boats, canoes, educational programs, nature videos, wildlife education area, picnic shelters, playground, gardens, amphitheater, and primitive single and group campsites. Park Rangers on duty year round.


http://www.hampton.gov/Calendar.aspx?NID=142&FID=48


1255 Big Bethel Road • Hampton, VA 23666

Phone 825-4657 • Fax # 757-825-4658


Hours of Operation: Our gates are open every day of the year except Christmas and when snow makes the roads impassable.

Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


Nature Center Hours

May-September. . . . . . . . 9am-6pm, 7 Days a Week

October-April . . . . . . . 9am-4:30pm, 7 Days a Week


Free admission and parking (rental fees for use of jon boats, paddle boats, and canoes, campsites, reserved picnic shelters, conference and indoor classroom, and some educational programs).


Directions: We are located at the corner of Hampton Roads Center Parkway (West) and Big Bethel Road (600). If coming from I64, exit 261A will bring you directly to Big Bethel Road. Cross it, and our new entrance will be on your right (recommended). Turn right on Big Bethel, and you will see our original entrance on your left.

Outdoor Recreation Hampton

Groovin’ By the Bay at Buckroe Beach

Sundays

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday evenings will be rocking at the beach this summer with a musical mix including everything from beach, pop, oldies, Motown and swing. Whether listening or dancing, you’ll enjoy this evening of music under the stars!

Food and drinks are available for purchase. Call for weather cancellations updates: 727-8311

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.hampton.gov/parks

DIRECTIONS TO BUCKROE BEACH:

I-64 to Exit 268 continueon Mallory St. for 3-4 miles.


31st Annual Hampton Bay Days

Downtown Hampton • Free Admission

Celebrating its 31st year, this annual festival is a combination of free entertainment on multiple stages, a family friendly area with a children’s stage, 100 Arts & Crafts booths, 35 food vendors, and one of the longest fireworks displays in the area. For more information: www.baydays.com • 757 727-6348

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Children's Museum of Virginia Summer Camps

Hands on Fun for Children of All Ages!

"It's the only museum where you can come and touch things. [At other museums] you have to walk around, keep your hands in your pockets. Here we say go up, touch it, play with it, push it, figure out what makes it work."


SUMMER CAMPS

http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/activities_camps.html


FAMILY FUN DAYS

http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/activities_family-fun-days.html


Location

221 High Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Phone: 757-393-5258

http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/

Admission

Adults (18 & up): $11.00
Ages 2-17: $10
Military and Seniors: $10
Children under two free

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Chippokes Plantation State Park

695 Chippokes Park Road

Surry, VA 23883

(757) 294-3625

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/chi.shtml

Chippokes plantation State Park is one of the oldest working farms in the United States. Chippokes is a living historical exhibit located in a rural agricultural area along the James River in Surry County. The park has a wide variety of traditional park offerings, including a swimming complex, visitor center, picnic facilities, and hiking and biking trails. The plantation has kept its original boundaries since the 1600s and has a variety of cultivated gardens and native woodland. The formal gardens surrounding the Chippokes Mansion are accented by azaleas, crepe myrtle, boxwood and seasonal flowers. The plantation is also home to the Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum.

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The College of William and Mary

Summer Enrichment Program

The Center for Gifted Education

427 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA

Phone: 757-221-2166
Fax: 757-221-6198

The College of William and Mary Saturday/Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted Learners is offering. Programs for high ability students in Kindergarten through grade 11 may apply for enrollment in the Saturday/Summer Enrichment Program courses. These courses are offered each year at the College of William and Mary and at various locations in Richmond and Washington, DC during fall, spring, and summer sessions. This enrichment program enables students to explore specialized topics not typically studied in the regular classroom.


Click here for information on the Center for Gifted Education and the programs offered:

http://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/sep/index.php



Camp Launch

Born out of a desire to help gifted students from all socioeconomic levels, Camp Launch will provide eligible 7th and 8th grade students with enrichment and academic opportunities. The children are recruited from school districts around Virginia. They will participate in a two week residential program with courses in STEM, writing, and personal development. Camp Launch is funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and is only the beginning of the Center for Gifted Education’s goal to bring educational equality to all gifted students.


Camp Launch has four goals:

· To deliver advanced instruction in academic content, such as STEM, writing, academic self-efficacy and personal development.

· To provide enrichment opportunities in a wide variety of content areas.

· To encourage the development of peer support networks.

· To develop in campers a future orientation that includes a college education, along with preparation that will help them take advantage of enabling opportunities to achieve that goal.


To learn more visit:

http://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/camp_launch/index.php

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Endview Plantation

Civil War Children's Camp (June 22 - June 26 & July 27 - July 30) 9am - 3pm

Children can learn about America's rich military heritage; teamwork, leadership skills and get exercise too. This camp is for boys and girls ages 8-13. Experiences include camp life, drills, battles and basic soldier's equipment. Registration and pre-payment are required. Click here to download the Kids Camp registration form.


Endview Plantation was built in 1769 by William Harwood. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Endview's owner, Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, formed the Warwick Beauregards, which became Company H, 32nd Virginia Volunteer Infantry. During the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, Endview served as headquarters for Confederate generals McLaws and Toombs. The site is maintained today as a living history museum.

Cost: Adults - $7.00; Seniors (62+) - $6.00; Children (7 - 18) - $5.00; Under 7 – Free


362 Yorktown Road

Newport News, VA 23603

(757) 887-1862

Monday, Thursday - Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10am to 5 pm
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

http://www.endview.org/

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Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown

https://www.historicjamestowne.org/calendar/

Yorktown Victory Center : 200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, 23690

Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: (757) 253-4838 or toll-free (888) 593-4682

Jamestown Settlement: 2110 Jamestown Road, Route 31 S., Williamsburg 23185

Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 15 - August 15) Contact: (757) 253-4838 or toll-free (888) 593-4682


Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield make up what is known as the Colonial National Historical Park. Experience the story of America's beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Through film, artifact-filled galleries and outdoor living history, these museums engage visitors in nearly two centuries of our nation's history - from the founding of America's first permanent English settlement in 1607 to the decisive Revolutionary War victory in 1781 and implementation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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Lee Hall Mansion

163 Yorktown Road

Newport News, VA 23603

(757) 888-3371

http://www.leehall.org/


Lee Hall Mansion is the only large antebellum plantation house remaining on the lower Virginia Peninsula. Completed in 1859, Lee Hall Mansion was home to affluent planter Richard Decauter Lee, his wife Martha, and their children. Only three years after the house's completion, the Lees fled their home as the Peninsula became one of the first battlegrounds of the Civil War. Between April and May of 1862, the house was used as a Confederate headquarters by Major General John B. Magruder and General Joseph E. Johnston. However, on May 3, 1862, the Confederate Army was ordered to retreat. A small skirmish was fought on the property by the retreating Confederates and Union cavalry on May 4, 1862. The Peninsula remained under Union control until the end of the war. The Lees eventually returned to the house and resided there until 1871. Since then, many different individuals have owned Lee Hall Mansion.

Volunteers lead visitors through seven rooms, beautifully decorated in the style of the mid-19th century. Tours highlight plantation life, furnishings, architecture, Richard D. Lee and his family, and the impact the Civil War had on local society.

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The Mariner's Museum

100 Museum Drive

Newport News, VA 23606

Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(757) 596-2222 http://www.mariner.org/


Summer Maritime Mondays

Programs are designed for children ages 18 month – 5th Grade



15JUN

Forest Friends

June 15 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Our park is full of critters, let’s see how many we can find!

Register online!



22JUN

At the Water’s Edge

June 22 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Find out what it’s like to be a creature that lives near the sea!

Register online!



29JUN

Living with the Sea

June 29 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

From land-locked to coastal living, discover the ocean at its best!

Register online!



6JUL

Whatever Floats Your Boat

July 6 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Boats can be made out of so many different things, come find out why!

Register online!



13JUL

Riding in a Boat

July 13 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

From one place to another, transportation on the water

Register online!



20JUL

Catch of the Day

July 20 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Catching dinner is not as easy as it looks. Try to “sink a Line” with us!

Register online!



27JUL

I Gotta Regatta

July 27 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Have you ever wondered how fast a boat can go? Come find out what it takes to race!

Register online!



3AUG

Surf’s Up

August 3 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn about surfing and the balance needed to not “wipe-out!”

Register online!



10AUG

Sail Away

August 10 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

There are so many different ways to have fun with boats on the water. Come sail away with us!

Register online!



17AUG

Future Forms

August 17 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

New Styles, new ideas? Let’s make experimental designs of the future!

Register online!



24AUG

Anchors Away!

August 24 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

There is a big military presence in Hampton Roads, find out how they work on the water.

Register online!



31AUG

It’s a Maritime World After All

August 31 • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

How many different types of boats and uses are there? The sky’s the limit!

Register online!


PRICING

Members • $2 per student

Non-Members • $2 plus admission per student

Parent/Guardian must pay admission unless a Member


Maritime Adventure Camps at the Mariner's Museum and Park

Do you think the sea influences your life on a daily basis? If you answered “no” you are in for a surprise! Join The Mariners’ Museum this summer for a week-long camp as we explore the rich history and science of the maritime world!


Mini Mariners

Rising K through rising 2nd grade


Dates:

Cost: $100 for Members / $125 for non-members
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM



Maritime Explorers

Rising 3rd and 4th grade


Dates:

Cost: $175 for Members / $200 for non-members
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM


Voyagers

Rising 5th and 6th grade


Dates:

Cost: $175 for Members / $200 for non-members
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM


Each DAY will be a new adventure!

Enjoy activities such as…

A Trip Around the World

  • Listen to music from around the globe
  • Make crafts from distant lands
  • Play games enjoyed by children in other countries

Extreme Deep

  • Learn about bioluminescence in sea creatures
  • Create an R.O.V. arm to recover objects from the ocean floor
  • Discover creatures living near the bottom of the sea

A Pirate’s Life for Me

  • Find out about life aboard a pirate ship
  • Dress like a pirate
  • Go on a treasure hunt

Monsters and Mermaids

  • Create sea creature masks & mermaid puppets
  • Explore stories and myths about famous mythological creatures
  • Play under the sea limbo

Titanic

  • Make a vintage travel journal
  • Become a 1912 ocean traveler
  • Become a wireless operator as you learn how to receive and decipher Morse code


SPACE LIMITED! Reserve online or call (757) 591-7745

Cost includes a t-shirt for each student. Lunch is not included. Activities and content for the week designed for the grade level indicated.

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Newport News Visitor Center

13560 Jefferson Avenue

Newport News,VA 23603

(757) 886-7777

http://www.newport-news.org/

The Newport News Visitor Center has well trained travel counselors that can supply you with a variety of information including a Visitor Guide, directional maps, attraction fees and hours, accommodation information, and special event happenings. The Newport News Visitor Center is located off I-64 at exit 250B and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For ticket and gift shop information, call 757-886-7777 or toll-free at 1-888-493-7386.

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Newport News Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

Fountain Plaza Two

700 Town Center Dr., Suite 320

Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 926-1400

http://nnparks.com/index.php

http://www.facebook.com/NewportNewsFestivals?sk=events

Newport News Public Library System


NNPS Public Libraries Home Page


http://nnpls.libguides.com/events



Virgil I. Grissom Library
366 DeShazor Drive
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 369-3190

Monday-Thurs 10am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm


Main Street Library
110 Main Street
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 591-4858

Monday - Thurs 10am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm


Pearl Bailey Library
2510 Wickham Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-8677

Monday-Thurs 10am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday - Closed


South Morrison

746 Adams Drive

Newport News, VA 23601

(757) 369-6810

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The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center

This restored 1899 Victorian structure was the home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, a prominent Newport News attorney, journalist, and civil rights pioneer. The house hosts a variety of special events and exhibits and serves as a repository for local African-American artifacts and archival materials.


http://www.newsomehouse.org/calendar-of-events.php


2803 Oak Avenue

Newport News, VA 23607

(757) 247-2360

http://www.newsomehouse.org/

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

401 Monticello Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23518

(757) 441-5838

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (April 1 - October 15) and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (October 16 - March)

Butterfly House Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (June 12, 2015 to September 20, 2015)

http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/


Children's Programs

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Peninsula Fine Arts Center

101 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 596-8175

Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

http://www.pfac-va.org/


Summer ArtVentures

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center has revamped its ArtVentures camps for the summer of 2015! Camps will now be offered for both half-day (9.a.m to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and full day options (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with optional early drop-off and delayed pick-up times for added convenience. Every week will feature both morning and afternoon sessions for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Choose from four themed weeks, packed with lessons in a variety of media. Each camp will end with a presentation for parents and loved ones to see the young artists' creations! Camp registrations continue up until one week before each camp commences.

Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center


12650 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23602

757-875-7832

http://www.riversideonline.com/rwfc/peninsula/fitness-camp.cfm



A Fun-filled, Summer Program for Children ages 3-15, with a Focus on Fitness and Nutrition!


Summer Fitness Camp returns with a healthy alternative to summer boredom! Your children, ages 3 through 15, will love the fun and diversity of the health and fitness activities. And, you will love the safe and structured learning environment of these weekly sessions. The combined talents of the professional staff of the Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center will provide your child(ren) with a wide variety of dynamic activities, while maintaining a low counselor-to-child ratio.


Activities include: swimming, group exercise, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, arts and crafts, and nutrition fun!

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Virginia Air & Space Center

From outer space to the wild blue yonder, Cool Science summer camps at the Virginia Air & Space Center are hands-on fun! These educational science camps inspire young minds to pursue careers in the sciences and offer them hands-on experiences and lots of new friends!


600 Settlers Landing Road

Hampton, VA 23669

(757) 727-0900

Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Thursday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

http://www.vasc.org/camps/summercamp.html


Cool Science Camps


Here at the Virginia Air & Space Center, we think science is cool...very cool! We see it every day in our live science demonstrations, birthday parties, and camp programs. We know you can make a pickle glow with electricity and dry ice makes the BEST comets! And don't get us started on how you should really make ice cream - with liquid nitrogen, of course! Think science is all periodic charts and Bunsen burners? Think again! We make science COOL every day, and we have fun doing it!

Virginia Living Museum


Summer Camps 2015

Week-long camps are offered for ages 4 through grade 5. Museum educators help children explore nature and space through hands-on activities, visits through the Museum and live touchable animals. Class size is limited to 10 – 12 children, so sign up early! A minimum enrollment is established for each class and must be met at least five days prior to the first class meeting. You may cancel up to one week before class, unless otherwise stated, and receive a refund less a $10 handling fee. After that time, no refunds can be made. If the Virginia Living Museum cancels the program, a full refund will be issued. Members receive a discount on all classes. Join now.



http://thevlm.org/education/kids/summer/

In-State General Academic/College Preparation

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Christopher Newport University Athletic Camps

1 University Place

Newport News, VA 23606

Phone: (757) 594-7000

http://www.cnusports.com/sports/2007/9/24/camps.aspx?&tab=2

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Fork Union Military Academy

Post Office Box 278

Fork Union, VA 23055

Phone: 1-800-GO-2-FUMA (1-800-462-3862)

http://www.forkunion.com/summer


Summer School

July 5 - August 1, 2015

Grades 7-12

(A student must have completed grade 7 to be considered for summer session)


Fork Union Military Academy's Summer School provides a non-military program of academic study, athletic activities, and planned enrichment trips. The session is designed to help students in grades 7-12 earn academic credit to improve their grades and transcript record through repeat work, improve study habits, increase comprehensive knowledge base for college preparation, and.have the opportunity to take interesting and enriching elective courses in a fun summer setting.

The four-week summer school program typically begins in early July. Classes, taught by the Academy's regular faculty, are held six days a week. Students must have completed grade 7 to be considered for admission.

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Gallaudet University

800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 448-6930 or (800) 383-9931

http://www.gallaudet.edu/summer_programs.html


Gallaudet University's Summer Programs offers a comprehensive array of exemplary personal and professional development, leadership, and outreach programs for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families, communities, and professionals working with them across the globe. Programs and services are developed to address the needs and interests of diverse constituencies through the offering of graduate, undergraduate, professional studies, and non-credit courses and programs. Our learning opportunities include both credit and noncredit offerings delivered within a bilingual (ASL/English) learning environment via traditional classroom settings and online and distance learning.

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Georgetown University

37th and O Streets, NW

Washington, DC 20057

Phone: (202) 687-8600

http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/21/summer-programs-for-high-school-students/formats.cfm

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George Washington University

The George Washington University
Office of Summer Sessions
1922 F Street, NW, Suite 304
Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: 202-994-6360
Fax: 202-994-9360
E-mail: gwsummer@gwu.edu

http://precollege.gwu.edu/


The George Washington University Pre-College Program provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for high school students to explore academic interests at a top research university. Our challenging credit and non-credit courses are enriched by the intellectual and cultural resources of Washington, DC and taught by GW faculty and field experts.

Students immerse themselves in the dynamic culture of this iconic city and explore its beautiful monuments, historic and national landmarks, and renowned museums. Students are empowered as they learn about themselves, experience college life, and meet new friends from across the nation and around the world.

Hampton University

304 Wigwam Building


Hampton, Virginia 23668

Phone: (757) 727-5237 Fax: (757) 728-6572

e-mail: husummer@hamptonu.edu


http://www.hamptonu.edu/academics/summer/programs.htm


Hampton University is the setting for over 21 special programs during the summer. These programs provide valuable enrichment and academic opportunities for participants of all ages.

Hollins University

Hollins University
P.O. Box 9707
Roanoke, VA 24020-1707
Phone: (800) 456-9595

Fax: (540) 362-6218

e-mail: huadm@hollins.edu

http://www.hollins.edu/academics/hollinsummer/


HOLLINSUMMER

Looking for an adventure this summer? Look no further than our summer programs.

Three camps combine learning and fun for rising 9th-12th-grade girls at one of Virginia’s most beautiful campuses.


HOLLINS THEATRE: CAUGHT IN THE ACT

July 19-25, 2015

At the home of the Hollins Theatre Institute, you can channel your passion for theatre by exploring acting, musical theatre, and improv—and even touch on the wizardry of theatre technology. You’ll expand your skills as you work with Hollins faculty and with staff members from Mill Mountain Theatre, the region’s premiere professional theatre.


RIDERS WHO ARE GOING PLACES

Choose one of the following one-week camps:

  • July 19-25, 2015
  • July 26 – August 1, 2015

Advanced riders learn from college instructors about hunter/jumper riding and caring for horses. Campers also have access to the same amenities used by our nationally recognized riding team. Field trips to off-site locations may include a local breeding farm and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.


TAKING JOY IN THE ART OF CREATIVE WRITING

Two one-week camps:

  • July 19-25, 2015
  • July 26 – August 1, 2015

Looking for a creative and supportive writing community? This retreat helps high school students develop their fiction, poetry, and personal narratives. Writers’ workshops and special events with visiting authors help them hone their skills.

Newport News Police Department Youth Academy

Citizen Police Academy For Youth (C.P.A.Y.)

The Citizen Police Academy for Youth gives boys and girls between 14 and 17 years of age an inside look at local law enforcement through a series of a variety of subjects pertaining to law enforcement. The youth will be instructed by police executives, veteran police officers, civilians, and volunteers.


Menchville High School and NNPD Firearms Range

Phone: (757) 928-4295

Contact Monica L. White, Coordinator of the Community Programs Unit

whiteml@nngov.com

http://www.nngov.com/police/chiefoffice/community/special/community_services/community-programs/citizen-police-academy-c-p-a-y

University of Virginia

U.V.A. Programs and Activities for Kids


http://www.virginia.edu/uvakids/programs/

Virginia Tech

Summer Sports Camps

A variety of summer sports camps are held on the Virginia Tech campus during the summer. The sports camps include soccer, volleyball, softball, golf, baseball, basketball, swimming, and tennis.

Phone: (540) 231-6000 (directory assistance)

http://www.hokiesports.com/camps/

Local Volunteer Opportunities

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Riverside Regional Medical Center

500 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601

Phone: (757) 594-2044

http://www.riversideonline.com/rrmc/volunteer.cfm


Junior Volunteer Program
Each summer, Riverside Regional Medical Center invites local teens to experience the world of healthcare as junior volunteers. The Junior Volunteer program is an eight week program open to students who are between the ages of 14 (by June 15) and 17 and meet the minimum requirements of the application process. The Junior Volunteer Program application process is a competitive one. Applications are accepted through May 2. Students must be in good academic standing, have parental permission and attend mandatory orientation.

Junior Volunteering develops such skills as:

  • Assessing personal strengths and challenges
  • Working effectively in a team
  • Seeking information/advice when it is needed
  • Making decisions
  • Goal-setting, planning and time management
  • Personal responsibility and accountability
  • Dealing with people of power and authority
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Effective communication


Contact Volunteer Resources for the application packet (757) 594-2044

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Virginia Living Museum

524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

Phone: (757) 595-1900 ext. 262

Junior Volunteer Program


Each summer, we look for mature, dedicated high school students (ages 15 and older) who want to make a difference in themselves and their community. Please note that there are a limited number of available volunteer spots. We invite students who excel in the qualities listed above and who would benefit from our program. For best selection of positions, please apply by May 1.


Training for summer youth volunteers begins in early June. Please apply early. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis.


There is a TRAINING FEE of $20 for volunteers accepted into the program. No fee will be required for applying, any volunteer accepted into the program will be required to pay this one time fee.

Peninsula SPCA

523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

Phone Number: (757) 595-1399
Sunday 12-4pm ; Monday - Friday, 11am to 6pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm

https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaSPCA

http://www.peninsulaspca.com/


Volunteer


When you join our volunteer team, you can make a difference by fostering our animals, spending one-on-one time with them, taking them out to community events, and matching potential adopters with their pet companions.


Volunteer Requirements:

You must be able to commit at least 4 hours per month for 3 months. We recommend that volunteers have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination, although it is not required.

We encourage all qualified volunteers to apply; unfortunately we are unable to accept court ordered community service requests at this time.not required.You must be at least 16 years of age. Our dog squad and web photographer volunteers must be at least 18 years old and complete our animal handling class. Opportunities are available for parent and child volunteer teams, the child must be a minimum of 13 years of age and accompanied by a legal guardian.

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Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads

Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads

10 San Jose Drive, Ste 4D

Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 223-7078

http://yvchr.org/wordpress/get-involved/volunteering-info/


https://www.facebook.com/yvchamptonroads


Established in 2009, the Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads (YVCHR) is the first affiliate in the state of Virginia and is one of more than 50 affiliates of Youth Volunteer Corps of America. Founded in 1987, this national organization has involved over 240, 000 youth volunteers in more than 4 million hours of service.

Additional Opportunities

The Youth Leadership Alliance

http://www.virginiapeninsulachamber.com/files/2715.pdf


The Youth Leadership Alliance of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber Foundation is an intensive community immersion summer program that changes the perception of students through the lens of leadership. In one week, students experience a crash course in what the Peninsula business community has to offer, including entertainment, retail, technology, public safety, transportation, government & public policy. During the course of the program students will enhance leadership skills through touring businesses from a variety of industries, speaking with community leaders, and learning how the region goes about setting vision...and reaching its goals.


YLA TUITION is $95. Books, food and supplies are included with the price of tuition.

Youth Career Café in Patrick Henry Mall

Patrick Henry Mall Location

12300 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606

Youthcareercafe@pcfwd.org (757) 249-2104


http://youthcareercafe.com/


Located throughout the Greater Peninsula, the Youth Career Cafes provide career guidance and workplace readiness skills training to all youth aged 14-21. Participate in interactive career development workshops, employer networking opportunities, experience fairs, and much more!