12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606  Phone: (757) 591-4500

STAND Together for Youth

Student Involvement


Bridget Adams, Supervisor, Youth Development
(757) 283-7850 x.10318

We believe that it is our responsibility to develop our youth by nurturing a strong, positive, sense of who they are and what they can do. This is not only done in the classroom, but also during extracurricular activities that include clubs, organizations, athletics, and activities.

In Newport News, each school offers a variety of these opportunities, often designed and directed by students themselves, to discover and develop new talents and highlight student strengths. Our goal is that every child is connected to school beyond the classroom by continually promoting student involvement, making experiences meaningful, and offering activities that students think are interesting and relevant.

Children posing for Career Day at Riverside Elementary SchoolHow can students get involved?

Every NNPS school has a Youth Development Lead who works with the school's Youth Development Team to ensure that every student participates in at least one club, athletic team, organization or activity.

Contact your Youth Development Leader to find out more about student involvement options in each school.

For lists of clubs and activities at each school, visit the school's website.


Graph: Club and Activity Participation showing growth. Data: 2008 31%, 2010 57%, 2011 66%, 2012 70%, 2013 74%, 2014 74%, 2015 78%, 2016 79%

What types of clubs and organizations are available?

There are several ways in which student can get involved, including:
✔ Academic Clubs
✔ Community Based
✔ Fitness
✔ Honor Societies
✔ Language Clubs
✔ Leadership
✔ Mentoring
✔ Music
✔ Service
✔ Special Interest/Hobby
✔ Technology