Are you ready to help Middle and High School students excel?
The Mayor’s Ambassadors are middle school youth (6th,7th & 8th graders) who do not routinely receive recognition but make a difference in unique, personal ways. They are average students who have overcome adversity, provided service to others, set a good example, and are positive role models. Find out more 757-382-2258
Youth Advisory Board
Join a team of high school students who will model and encourage a positive lifestyle while advising city leadership on matters related to teens. To become involved, teens must be nominated by a peer, school counselors or Chesapeake R U Ready coalition member. INFO:757-382-2258
Want to learn more about how your actions now could affect your future?
Virginia Teens and the Law is a law-related program that teaches students and parents about Virginia’s laws and consequences of violating the law. Individual parent and student sessions will be conducted by local law enforcement officers. INFO: 757-382-8182.
S.H.E.L.L. (Safe, Healthy, Ethical, Lifelong Lessons) Classes
This is a three part series of classes that offers information on the following:
Empowerment – will give teens the tools needed to do the right thing and make good, conscious decisions.
Drugs and Alcohol – will discuss the facts about drugs and alcohol and their effects on the developing adolescent brain and body.
Healthy Dating – discusses dating as it pertains to teens. MORE INFO:757-382-8182
Others ways to get involved:
Take a look at this awesome video from the first ever Chesapeake Mechanics Camp sponsored by Department of Human Services, Division of Community Programs with the help of local volunteers.
Additional resources for parents of teens
Info on talking to child about drug use:
- 5 ways to bully-proof your kid
- Helping kids deal with bullies
- Teaching kids not to bully
Coping/Social Skills in Middle School:
Preparing for High School:
A parent’s guide to surviving teen years: