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Help us build an alternative future for Hampton Roads youth through

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Family Empowerment

Civic Leadership


Children in after-school program with Alternatives Inc in Hampton, VA

What is Alternatives, Inc?

Alternatives is a youth services nonprofit that supports preschoolers through teens, as well as their families, throughout Hampton Roads.

Girls do an art project in KICK at Alternatives Inc in Hampton, VA

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.

Student ambassadors work on leadership skillsthrough Alternatives Inc in Hampton, VA

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.

Family together on a couch
For the Family
  • Positive role models & caring adults

  • Family access to resources

  • Academic support & interpersonal skills

  • Safe & affordable programming

Youths win an award, representing Alternatives Inc in Hampton, VA
For Youth
  • 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

  • Strong community
    partnerships and collaboration

Two teen boys do yardwork as a gift of community service through Alternatives Inc in Hampton, VA

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