BackHear This Poetry Camp June 27th – July 8th, 8:30am-4pm | Explore the world of performance poetry.  Learn to develop spoken word poetry and rap skills.  Youth discover, develop and deliver their own voices creatively, and thoughtfully.  Students will create a group project in the music studio plus other fun activities including cycling, boating and more.

Camp Inspired July 25th– August 5th, 8:30am-4pm | Camp Inspired is a curriculum-driven, teen led leadership program where young people develop leadership skills.  Camp Inspired includes field trips, art, poetry and music workshops cycling, boating and more. *Camps are free of charge, registration is required.  Open to rising seventh through rising twelfth grade students.  Other activities include: field trips, mass media art, photography, guest speakers, cook-outs and so much more!

Norfolk Public Art Project August 8th – 18th,  8:30am-4pm | Teens With a Purpose is partnering with the City of Norfolk’s Office of Cultural Affairs for a Norfolk Public Art Program to create a beautiful visual art project!


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SUMMER EVENINGS @ VCM Teen Center   Mondays from 5:30p-8:00p • Ages 12-19

The Gathering Make new friends, develop your talents, become a leader. Join TWP each Monday for this free gathering. Participants receive incentives for volunteerism and community edutainment:

  • Poetry Workshops Designed to encourage critical thinking and creative expression in literary arts and performance. Youth will explore the written and oral traditions of poetry and writing.
  • Just AART Music Workshops Just AART Just AART is a new arts and technology component of TWP. Learn to create positive music, rap, poetry and videos as both a performer and the engineer.
  • How’s it Growing? Join us for Healthy Living & Exercise night. Help grow the TWP garden by weeding, planting and harvesting vegetables, fruits and herbs.  Join us on May 11th for our Garden Kick-Off Party.


My Block is Beautiful Block Parties Thursday, June 30th & Thursday, July 28th, 5:30-7:30pm | Clean up the community and have fun afterwards with a community open mic, outdoor movies, food games and more.

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Busch Gardens Field Trip August18th, 8am-8pm| Community field trip to Busch Gardens.  Costs are associated with this field trip.

 2016 F.U.S.E Fest  September 3rd, 2016 Noon – 8pm|Festival will highlight all that is beautiful in the community through live music, arts, culture, crafts, interactive fun, food and more! The festival will also include Art and Cultural Workshops; Health Awareness & Screenings, Food, Arts & Craft VendorsBecome a Supporter