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Developing our youths’ 21st century job placement and career skills

The Youth Career Program (YCP) in Newport News provides essential career exploration and work experience.

Targeted at two groups—youth aged 16-17 and young adults aged 18-24—YCP facilitates the discovery of passions and the development of career paths.

To be eligible for the YCP program, applicants must:

1. Reside in Newport News,

2. Possess a valid ID from Newport News Public School, State of Virginia or present other accepted documentation,

3. Successfully complete application process,

4. If under 18, provide parent or guardian consent via a signed form.

Youth Career Program: A Cost-Free Way to Cultivate Skills and Shape the Future

Youth Career Program is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to empower and nurturing young talent in our community. We believe that by investing in the youth, we are not only shaping their future but also building a better future for your industry.

Join the Youth Career Program and invest in the future by becoming a worksite for energetic, motivated youth ready to bring fresh perspectives to your organization.


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The program offers a variety of opportunities designed to enhance workplace skills and foster social, civic, and leadership capabilities, preparing the youth and young adults of Newport News for their future careers.