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Alternatives Inc., founded in 1973, is a nationally recognized youth development nonprofit whose vision is, “Healthy, principled, and creative young people valued as members of the community.” Everything we do is designed to build the specific assets that support young people as they grow into creative, compassionate and responsible adults. This means helping young people to:

• identify and manage their feelings,
• form positive friendships,
• make good decisions,
• creatively problem solve,
• discover their creativity and unique talents, and
• make a difference in their community.

Alternatives annually impacts approximately 7,000 children and young people on the Virginia Peninsula. Rather than a center based program, Alternatives embeds high quality programs into child care centers and after school programs in neighborhoods, schools, and community settings. In addition all program activities have secondary benefits that are aligned with increasing critical thinking skills, pre-literacy skills, and the intrinsic motivation of children to academically succeed. Using a variety of programs and activities, Alternatives inspires young people to discover their spark and achieve their inherent potential.

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Enrollment for Alternatives’ Hampton and Newport News 21st Century Summer Camp begins now. This program is free and provides breakfast (Newport News only), lunch, and snack.  

Hampton Summer Camp
Andrews Middle School ​
June 24th-July 27th, 2019​​​


​​​·Rising 5th and 8th graders 





​​​​Newport News Summer Camp
Gildersleeve Middle School​
​​​July 8th-August 8th 2019


​​​·Rising 7th and 8th graders are eligible for bus pick-up and drop-off 
·Rising 6th and 9th graders must have transportation to and from program site
To enroll your child please contact Shireen Mchenry at (757) 838-2330
The Youth Development Associate will implement academic enrichment programs for children attending afterschool programs in Newport News Public Schools and/or Hampton City Schools. All programs will focus on the social and emotional development of children in alignment with Alternatives’ vision and mission.

14-16 hours per week
Must be available some Saturdays

We are hiring Youth Development Associates for the Fall 2019-2020 program year. Please click on the Application link below to print and fill out an application. Return the application to our main office at 359 Fenwick Rd Fort Monroe, Va 23651, or email to