A commitment to Youth Development is one of Newport News Public Schools' core beliefs.
The Youth Development Department operates on the premise that all young people will be successful when offered the right combination of opportunities, supports, and services to help them develop in a positive way. Members of our department are dedicated to helping young people make positive changes no matter what circumstances they face.
Positive Youth Development is an intentional, prosocial approach that engages youth with their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances young people's strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths. (Source: youth.gov/youth-topics/positive-youth-development)