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Youth violence is violence involving young people, typically children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 10 and 24. The young person can be the victim, the perpetrator, or a witness.Youth violence includes various behaviors, ranging from violent acts – such as bullying, fist fighting and threats made with weapons or gang-related, to verbal and emotional abuse.
Yes, workshops are held throughout the year. We also partner with area organizations to host additional programs and events. For more information, contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities at 757-727-2730 or email Synethia White.
We offer many programs that citizens can assist as volunteers. Please complete our online volunteer form.
We have partnered with Hampton City Schools to create an online resource guide that provides information about programs and services available in this area. Visit www.hamptonuni1ted.com to see a listing of participating organizations.
The Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma, or R.E.S.E.T., was designed to inform residents about the help and resources available to community members following a homicide. Citizens can volunteer for R.E.S.E.T. and will be required to attend a mandatory training session.
Interested youth and young adults ages 16 – 24 can apply online at www.hampton.gov/hire. All applicants must attend a Hampton city school or be a Hampton resident. Prospective candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Selected participants must attend pre-employment training.
Hampton Hoops, a summer basketball league, is offered to youth and young adults ages 11 and up who reside in Hampton. Interested participants and volunteers can register starting in the Spring.
100 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, Va., 23669