Middle School Youth Invited to Register for the 12th Annual Youth Doing Awesome Things (YDAT) Lock-In

9:30 pm, Friday, December 7, 2012 – 7 am, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Kempsville Recreation Center, 800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach, VA, Cost: $5

Monday, October 15, 2012

(Virginia Beach, VA) Virginia Beach students in 6th through 8th grade are invited to participate in the 12th Annual Youth Doing Awesome Things Lock-In. From 9:30 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012, youth will participate in the Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action’s (MYLA) version of the Olympic games to address the consequences of negative decisions, underage drinking, bullying and other issues young teens may face today. In addition to the recreational periods, snacks, and prizes, youth will participate in educational sessions led by MYLA that will encourage positive decision-making.


The Lock-In costs only $5 and is coordinated by the Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action in partnership with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Virginia Beach Youth Opportunities Office. Registration forms are available at all Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, Virginia Beach Public Libraries, and at www.vbgov.com/yoo. Registration is required by December 2, 2012.


For more information, contact the MYLA at MYLA@VBgov.com, 385-0428 or at Facebook.com/VBMYLA.


Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community.  We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up for our email newsletters at VBgov.com/enews.


The Youth Opportunities Office promotes positive youth development for all Virginia Beach youth, birth to 21 years of  age,  through collaboration and partnerships, education and training, awareness, youth civic engagement, community involvement and investment. For more information, call (757) 385-0464 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), or visit www.VBgov.com/yoo.