Teens Creatively Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders
Join Teens With a Purpose (TWP) for free events at the Vivian C. Mason (VCM) Teen Center. Teens With a Purpose is a peer-led 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 5:30p-8:00p • Ages 12-19
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, and gardening workshops. Participants receive incentives for volunteerism and community edutainment. Steel Drum Band lessons by Virginia Art Festival’s Rhythm Project provided on alternating Mondays.
Tuesdays from 5:30p-7:30p • Ages 12-19
*Do You Teen Leadership Workshops Starting January 17th (alternating Tuesdays) Activates primary prevention principles through creative expression to create a strategy to stop violence before it starts. Some participants will be eligible to apply for summer camp counselor job.
*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.
*Adventure Workshops Get moving with fun workshops that vary from fitness training, zumba, dance, basketball, rock climbing, swimming and more.
Wednesdays from 5:30p-7:30p • Ages 12-19
*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.
*Queeriosity Meetings/Rehearsals Come out to be apart of the planning for the “Queeriosity TRU” event that will incorporated in PRIDE week. We will have everything from acting, social time, and modeling.
Thursdays from 5:30p-7:30p
* Visual Art workshops Stefon “Da Artist” will be facilitating this workshops along with peer leaders providing another outlet where our youth are able to express themselves positively.
Homework Lab Monday – Wednesdays, 3:00p-5:00p
Youth will have time to complete homework in the computer lab. Tutoring is available upon request.
Every Third Wednesday of the Month *VIBES Open Mic 5:30p-7:30p
Join us for the livest teen and young adult open mic in the 757! Take the stage to show your talent or just enjoy the show! Location will vary, details available on our website.
*Events located at Vivian C. Mason Teen Center, 700 E. Olney Rd., Norfolk, VA 23504
For more information on these events and programs call (757) 747-2679 or visit www.TWPTheMovement.org