Visit the national American Graduate site for a list of partners who have joined the initiative across the country.
WHRO is proud to partner with these local organizations:
- Alternatives, Inc
Youth development organization with numerous programs to build the specific assets that support young people as they grow into successful, caring, responsible adults.
- AMIkids Norfolk
Provides alternative education for at-risk kids ages 14 – 18. A Personal Growth Model combines education, treatment and behavior modification.
- Breakthrough at Norfolk Academy
A tuition-free, academic enrichment program designed to prepare motivated Norfolk public middle school students for success in college-preparatory high school programs.
- Children of the Sun Athletic/Education Foundation(COTS)
Holds an annual youth leadership conference to tackle issues plaguing youth. The conferences are youth led and facilitated. The “Mentoring In and Beyond School Doors” program provides mentors for elementary and middle school students.
- Commonwealth ChalleNGe
The mission of the Virginia National Guard Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy is to intervene in the lives of at-risk youth by providing the values, skills, education, and self-discipline needed to produce responsible, productive citizens, and to do so in a highly disciplined atmosphere.
- Cooperating Hampton Roads Organizations for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME)
A multi-sector partnership to promote student achievement and access to STEM fields, with a focus on increasing opportunities for less represented groups and females.
- Digital Connectors Program
Provides technological training for Norfolk youth and offers a free summer camp for high school students to learn technical and computer based skills as well as leadership and diversity values.
- EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program
To provide, promote and support equine assisted activities for individuals who have mental, physical, emotional, social or learning disabling conditions.
- For Kids, Inc.
Works to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness for children and families. The Hot Meals and Homework program brings tutors to children and a meal for the entire family.
- From One Hand to Another
FOHTA’s mission is to “Change the world one kid at a time by giving them the tools and resources to meet their unique potential.” The vision of the center is to modernize the community center concept by empowering kids to learn through new technologies, arts, and media.
- Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement
Supports democracy and civic engagement by working to include more citizens in public conversations and give a voice to those previously unheard.
- Hampton Roads Teen Center
Offers Hampton youth leadership training, life skills mentoring, career development, service learning, and other advocacy activities.
- Horizons Hampton Roads
Offers a summer enrichment program for low-income Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach public school students in grades K-8.
A one-stop resource center for information and resources for children and families. An online searchable database has over a thousand local organizations.
- The Literacy Partnership
Supports many efforts to promote wider access to literary resources and programs, including the “Reading is Fundamental” program in Norfolk.
- Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News Shipbuilding is a shipbuilding company, located in Newport News, VA. We build some of the most advanced ships in the world.
- Norfolk State University, The Spartan Crusade for Academic Success
To provide an affordable, high-quality education for an ethnically and culturally diverse student population, equipping them with the capability to become productive citizens who continuously contribute to a global and rapidly changing society.
- Old Dominion University Center for Educational Partnerships
Establishes collaborative educational enterprises with schools and school divisions in greater Virginia to provide the best possible resources so that every child has the chance to succeed in school and life.
- Old Dominion University TEAMS Program aching, Education, and Awareness for Military-Connected Students (TEAMS)
Housed in the ODU Center for Educational Partnerships, Teaching, Education, and Awareness for Military-Connected Students (TEAMS) offers programs to ensure that schools effectively respond to the unique learning and emotional needs of military-connected children.
- Opportunity Inc., Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads
Offers programs to introduce and prepare youth ages 14 – 21 for career opportunities.
- Park Place Elementary School
Privately funded school for low-income Norfolk students in grades 3 – 5 who read below grade level.
- Point Option School
The mission of Point Option remains the same: to foster personal development and academic growth in non-traditional students with diverse learning styles utilizing a small, supportive and challenging environment.
- The Planning Council
Plans, develops and manages human services that improve the quality of life in the community. Publishes an annual Regional Report Card, Investment in Priorities, to show how well the region is doing in five vision areas: jobs; education; wellness; neighborhoods; and inclusion.
- Sentara At Work
At Sentara Healthcare, our mission is simple...we improve health every day.
- Teens with a Purpose
Promotes abstinence and helps build self-esteem through innovative programs for teens in Hampton Roads. Teen driven events and seminars focus on prevention of HIV/STDs, gang violence, dating abuse, bullying, teen pregnancy and dropouts.
- Thomas Nelson Community College
Offers affordable, flexible classes and workforce development opportunities for adults of all ages..
- Tidewater Community College
Serves adults of all ages to achieve their personal goals through higher education.
- Trinity Presbyterian
Our Youth Ministry invites middle school & high school students to grow in their understanding and love for Jesus Christ.
- United Way of South Hampton Roads
Engages the South Hampton Roads community to better people’s lives and make a stronger community.
- Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC)
Works with schools, business and groups to reduce prejudice and bullying.