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Apr 11

Newport News Youth Programs Participating in Global Youth Day

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 9:04 AM by Communications Department

On April 15, 2016, middle school students from Newport News 2016_GYSD_logo_whiteBG_SCYouth Programs will join 400 of their peers from afterschool youth development programs around the peninsula on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) for an afternoon of community service events and activities at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center. Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world for the youth and helps them to discover the importance of “giving back” and making a difference in their local community and across the globe. The event will also highlight the important role that afterschool programs play in inspiring learning and leadership in the young people they serve, by offering innovative, hands-on learning opportunities that differ from what is offered during the traditional school day.

Youth participants attend interactive “service stations” preparing for the habitat home repair blitz_scwhere they learn about a local or global issue and its impact through videos, speakers, and group discussion. Service stations include bagging nutritious meals for 3rd world countries, making ‘no-sew’ security blankets to be distributed to terminally ill children in our community, making “no-sew” fleece hat and scarf sets that will be distributed through the Community Service Board (CSB) Path Homeless Assistance Program, and making greeting cards for Cards for the Military that will be sent to Walter Reed Hospital.

This event is a collaboration between several Virginia Peninsula organizations providing quality afterschool programs for children. Partners include Alternatives, Inc., C Waldo Scott Center, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, Hampton City Schools amerirope16_SC21st Century Programs, Hampton Family YMCA, Hampton 4-H, Hampton School Age Programs, Hampton Parks and Recreation, Inspiring Minds Youth Development Center, Newport News Schools 21st Century Programs, Newport News Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and the YH Thomas Community Center.

For more information, contact Newport News Youth Programs at 757-926-1400.