From puppet programs that teach how to manage emotions, to enrichment activities at child care centers
From leading schoolkids in mindfulness to running safe, supportive after-school programs and exciting summer camps
From leadership development programs and tutoring sessions to recreation and civic engagement work
Helping families with stress reduction, school connections, empowerment, and access to community resources
Help us build an alternative future for Hampton Roads youth through
What is Alternatives, Inc?
Alternatives is a youth services nonprofit that supports preschoolers through teens, as well as their families, throughout Hampton Roads.
How Do We Support Youth Development in Hampton Roads?
We provide free programs in cooperation with schools and other community partners to promote social-emotional development, physical and mental health, family empowerment, leadership and civic engagement.
Why Does It Matter?
So all young people can reach their potential! Everything we do is designed to build the specific assets that support young people as they grow into creative, compassionate, responsible adults—our community's future citizens and leaders.
For the Family
Positive role models & caring adults
Family access to resources
Academic support & interpersonal skills
Safe & affordable programming
A voice & contribution to their community
Exposure to new, diverse experiences
New memories & friendships
Fun, engaging activities
For the Community
Service projects that improve our area
After-school activities that embrace students’ strengths
A safer community
partnerships and collaboration