Teens Can Get Involved with Youth Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Project: Shaping Tomorrow's Galaxy
Saturday, March 31 | 8 am - 5 pm | Larkspur Middle School
High School students are invited to attend the free regional Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) conference. Teens will learn about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse through interactive and educational workshops at this full-day, free conference.
The conference will be held at Larkspur Middle School on Saturday, March 31 from 8 am - 5 pm, with check-in starting at 7:30 am. The conference is open to all Hampton Roads high school students, and requires a team of four with an adult sponsor. Teams should register by March 24. Get a registration form.
Teams will create a project for their community or school in an effort to win the prestigious "Moon Man" Award, given to the most creative and innovative action plan. This action plan may be taken back to their school or community for their use and implementation.
The regional YADAPP conference is sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach Mayor's Youth Leaders in Action, the Virginia Beach Youth Opportunities Team, YADAPP, and the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. For more information about the regional conference, contact Nicky Vasquez at (757) 385-0428 or nvasquez@VBgov.com.
Nominate Outstanding Youth & Adults for Best All Around
Do you know youth who demonstrate exceptional leadership, exhibit courage in overcoming adversity, or who promote education or change around social issues? Do you know adults who contribute to the community with outstanding and inspirational work with youth? Is there a business or organization that has created a culture of support and involvement with youth?
If so, consider nominating them for one of Virginia Beach's Best All Around Awards. Completed nominations are due by April 2.
Nominees must be in one of four categories:
1. Youth who live in Virginia Beach and are enrolled in grades 1-12;
2. Youth groups whose focus of activities is in Virginia Beach;
3. Adults who volunteer or work with Virginia Beach youth (such as a coach, teacher, mentor, social
worker, probation officer, etc.); or
4. Businesses or organizations located in or operating primarily in Virginia Beach.
The criteria for Virginia Beach's Best All Around awards are based on the Search Institute's 40 Developmental AssetsŪ, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that help young people grow up to be healthy, principled and caring adults.
The nomination form requires a single typed page which provides examples of the nominee's work in developing the 40 Developmental AssetsŪ.
The Best All Around program is sponsored by the Virginia Beach Youth Opportunities Team and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. Help us recognize youth and adults who are making a difference in our community!
Plan Now for Spring Break!
Virginia Beach Public Schools Spring Break: April 9-13
The kids may be on vacation, but chances are you still have to work! Sign your child up for one of our Spring Break Camps and they'll have a blast while you have peace of mind knowing they are in good hands.
Spring Break Camps
(Age 5-12) Your child will stay active and relieve school-related stress by participating in dynamic sports, lively games, indoor swimming, arts & crafts and exciting tournaments.
April 9 - 13 | 7 am - 6 pm | $130
#102037 | Bayside
#102038 | Bow Creek
#102039 | Great Neck
#102040 | Kempsville
#102041 | Princess Anne
(Age 6 & up) Teaches kids the basics of park skateboarding, including safety, park etiquette, and riding techniques. A skateboard and helmet are required; knee and elbow pads recommended.
#105152 | Mount Trashmore | April 10 - 12 | 9 - 11 am | $64
Spring Break Tennis Camp
(Age 5-17) If your child is new to the game of tennis, this is the perfect opportunity to learn basic strokes, general rules and proper tennis etiquette. Students are grouped according to experience and all campers end the week with a pizza party.
#105695 | Owl Creek Tennis Center | April 9 - 13 | 9 am - noon | $145
Registration continues as space is available. Register your child online through EZreg, or stop by any recreation center. For more information, call 385-0409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play Ball! Girls Softball Registration Begins March 3
Saturday, March 3 & Saturday, March 10 | Locations Vary
Get your daughter involved in team sports! Neighborhood Recreation Associations will hold girls softball registration on Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 10. Registration sites and times will be available on VBgov.com/sports by mid-February. Note the following:
For more details, call City-Wide Athletics at 385-0458, or email email@example.com.
- Recreation Associations charge a registration fee.
- Online registration is encouraged where available.
- Proof of age is required.
- Leagues sponsored by Parks and Recreation are open to ages 10-18.
- Most areas sponsor leagues for children under age 10 as well.
- Players must be a Virginia Beach resident and attend school (K-12) to be eligible. High school varsity and junior varsity softball players are not eligible.