Youth Engagement provides resource information for county youth and families and leads collaborative initiatives that engage the community in promoting the safety, well-being and success of Chesterfield County youth.
County youth are recognized for their accomplishments and community service through the Future Community Leader Certificate (FCLC) and Chesterfield Community Champions (CCC). In partnership with Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), county government departments host the model county government program, which allows students to learn more about how local governments function and attend a Board of Supervisors meeting.
By gathering citizen input through community forums, community survey data and through the Youth Advisory Board (YAB), Youth Engagement is able to provide parenting education and prevention programs information and family and teen resources.
Youth Engagement convenes teams of stakeholders to support cooperation and community involvement in focusing on youth-related issues, including the Partnership for Youth, the Positive Parenting Coalition and the School Readiness Coalition and actively pursues partnerships with community organizations to meet youth needs, including Chesterfield Communities In Schools, Cooperative Extension - 4-H Youth Development and United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.