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BeCause – Better Choices

October 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - December 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

BeCause is Youth Making Better Choices, a unique youth development, violence prevention, and intervention program led by adult credible messenger* & teen peer mentors. BeCause is for 12 to 17-year-olds who may be or have been involved in the justice system & looking to make better life choices. They are seeking guidance from people who have been where they are and opportunities to earn money as they transform their lives.

BeCause is a three-part event series:

1) mentoring with trained credible messengers*;

2) music as therapy group sessions creating music in the TWP sound studio.

3) green space activities with training & development opportunities plus earned stipends.


*Credible Messengers are trained adults & teens who are experienced youth advocates, and individuals with relevant life experiences

  • Come from the same communities,
  • May be formerly incarcerated or was involved in the justice system,
  • Have turned their lives around,
  • Demonstrate integrity and transformation
  • Are skilled and trained in mentoring young people
  • Certified Public Safety Professionals

Beginning Friday, October 7th, 4-6pm


October 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
December 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm


700, E Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23504
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