Teens Creatively Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders

Join Teens With a Purpose (TWP) for free events at the Vivian C. Mason Teen Center. Teens With a Purpose is a peer-lead leadership organization that supports youth so they can grow into competent, healthy people and develop to their fullest potential.

Evenings @VCM Teen Center

Mondays from 5:30pm-8:00pm *Ages 12-19

*The Gathering

Make new friends, develop your talents, become a leader. Join TWP each Monday for this free gathering. Teens will participate in leadership training, poetry led by mentors and guest speakers. Participants receive incentives for volunteerism and community edutainment. Workshop topics include:

*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 with their peers.

*HealthE Workshops Get moving with fun workshops that vary from fitness training, zumba, dance to yoga workshops.

*Just AART Music Workshops 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 behind the technology that makes it all happen. Workshops also include DJing 101.

*Visual Arts Guest artists will lead fun visual arts projects.

Hear This Camp June 26th-July 7th, 8:30am-4pm

Camp Inspired July 24th-August 4th, 8:30am-4pm

DOWNLOAD THE 2017 Summer Camp Application


My Block is beautiful Community Block Party 

Thursday, July 8th, 5:00pm-7:30pm, Young’s Terrace Community Center

Community Block Party is free and open to the community it includes: a community open mic, outdoor movies, food, games 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. 

Busch Gardens Field Trip

August 4th, 8am-8pm Community field trip to Busch Gardens. Costs are associated with this field trip.

2017 F.U.S.E – Life is Living Festival 

September 2nd, 2017 Non-8pm

Festival will highlight all that is beautiful in the community through live music, arts, culture, crafts, interactive fun, food and more! Come witness the Human Experience Exhibit which is a multi-media art exhibit. This rendition of the voice

*Events located at Vivian C. Mason Teen Center, 700 E. Olney Rd., Norfolk Va 23504