March 4, 2020 – Community building, employment, alternatives to incarceration, and family support are just some of the topics that will be discussed March 30-April 3 during the 2020 Hampton Youth Violence Prevention Week. The week will serve as a kick-off for a host of activities throughout the year.
Hampton native and NFL quarterback Tyrod Taylor will be on a panel Tuesday designed to empower and encourage young people. Although seats are limited, that panel is open to the public.
Other scheduled events include a panel Monday with millennials who are executives or run businesses or charitable programs; a family fitness and wellness night, a community discussion about gun violence, and an arts project Friday that’s part of Unite in Action Day!
As part of a kick-off message, Mayor Donnie Tuck said: “The causes of violence are so vast that solving the problem of youth violence requires a broad view and collaborative work across the community.” Youth Violence Prevention Week is supported by a number of organizations, including cities united, the Peninsula Baptist Association and the Hampton Roads City Network. More information.