Opportunity Center

Resources at the Brooks Crossing Opportunity Center help both youth and adults develop job skills, find a career, or take the next steps in furthering their education. To give visitors the opportunity to realize their career goals, job fairs and recruitment events are held regularly, as well as training programs for job seekers, counseling for those desiring to learn how to better manage their money, workshops, and much more! There’s also a free computer lab for education and training purposes and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Center.

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Youth Build

Build the in-demand skills you need to find a job that offers upward mobility and solid careers. Newport News YouthBuild (NNYB) is a six-month program where participants earn stipends while enjoying the hands-on experience of building quality construction projects. YB pre-apprenticeship program offers a national and portable NCCER credential, covers job and academic training that can lead into registered apprenticeships, employment, and post-secondary education.


If you don’t have a high school diploma, our courses and programs give you a step-by-step path to your GED, which can open doors to colleges and careers. 

Money Management

Learn the math and organizational skills you need to manage your money. Our classes and consultation can help you with everything from budgeting to bills to savings. 

Contact our Financial Coach for an appointment:

Testing & Certifications

You’ll be officially college- or career-ready with our on-site access to testing like the ACT and certificates for careers in healthcare, information technology, logistics, and more. 

Opportunity Center - Computer Lab