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Office on Youth
Office on Youth
The mission of the Office on Youth is to promote positive youth development while creating a safe and healthy environment that reduces juvenile delinquency.  We seek to identify and change conditions that lead to delinquent behavior, and to strengthen those programs that contribute to positive youth development.  We focus on Character and Leadership Development; Education and Careers; Health and Life Skills; and Youth Development. 

Our Goals:

To provide youth with diverse social, educational, and cultural experiences
To encourage youth to complete high school and pursue further education and/or training.

To help improve a youth’s self-esteem and the ability to cope with everyday dilemmas.

To help youth develop alternative behavior to criminal activity by focusing on Character and Leadership Development; Education and Careers; and Health and Life Skills.

To provide youth with job training skills and employment opportunities.

Program & Services:

Job Readiness Training
Youth Employment
Occupational Training Assistance 
Youth Job Fairs
Job Shadowing
College Tours
Leadership Development Training
Youth Leadership Summit
Youth Forums
Special Events


Contact Us
Sheila Trice-Myers
Youth Services Coordinator

114 North Union Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

(804) 862-6415 
FAX (804) 732-6668
City of Petersburg - Virginia