Community Builders Network
CBN is a coalition of grassroots community based groups that promote the positive development of all youth and encourage youth participation in leadership positions. Alternatives provides training, technical assistance, and serves as fiscal agent for the CBN Coalition. Visit CBN here.
Because of its partnership model of service delivery, Alternatives forms collaborative relationships with early childhood centers, after school programs, faith and community based youth serving organizations, local government departments, and school divisions. In addition, Alternatives’ staff participates in the following state and local initiatives:
Virginia Partnership on Out of School Time
VPOST is a statewide initiative to create quality systems of out of school time opportunities for children and youth. VPOST vision is: All children and youth in Virginia have access to high quality, out-of-school time programs that prepare them to be successful in school, work, and life. Alternatives’ staff serves on the VPOST Leadership Council and chair the VPOST Quality Committee. Visit VPOST here.
Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula
SBVP is an early childhood collaborative that aims to create quality systems of care and education. The vision of SBVP is: All children on the Virginia Peninsula will enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.” Staff from Alternatives participates on the Leadership Council, Executive Committee, and Early Care and Education Committee. Visit Smart Beginnings here.
Mayor's Initiative to End Bullying
The Mayor's Initiative to End Bullying is a city-wide collaboration to stop bullying in Newport News, Virginia by partnering with the U.S. Conference of Mayors & the BULLY Project to stop bullying in the community & give youth safe, and supportive environments. Visit here.