Youth Initiatives

Helping teenagers build healthy, successful futures

NVFS’ Youth Initiatives programs provide teenagers and young adults with the skills and resources needed to build healthier well-being – at school, at home and within their communities. This includes connections to healthy activities as well as the skills to build and maintain healthy relationships with friends and family. Providing our youth with these tools helps them build brighter futures not only for themselves, but for their community as well.

NVFS Youth Initiatives staff work closely with school systems across Northern Virginia to ensure that services are provided effectively. Because of NVFS’ comprehensive service approach, Youth Initiatives staff are easily able to connect clients and their families other NVFS services, including mental health counseling, health care access and immigration legal aid, to more effectively build a lasting, healthy well-being.

Our Programs

Our Stories


School Performance
63%
of youth clients maintained or improved their school performance


Family Functioning
91%
of VPIP workshop participants demonstrate greater knowledge or skills that strengthen individual or family functioning


Communication
77%
of youth clients increased family involvement and communication