Urgency of Now (RuON)

RUON Dr Smith and youth group

Urgency of Now, or RuON, takes place annually to address the concerns about increased violence among youth and young adults, with an emphasis on black males ages 15 – 24.

This event brings together key local and regional leaders in an effort to engage the community in dialogue, gain feedback and provide an opportunity to collaborate on action-oriented strategies for reducing violence.

The Urgency of Now is sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities, City of Newport News and Cities United. For more information about how to get involved or volunteer, contact Program Manager Synethia White, at swhite@hampton.gov or 757-727-2730.

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  1. Employees, employers sought now for Hampton's summer youth employment program

    Jan. 14, 2019 - The City of Hampton is looking for employees and employers to take part in the upcoming Summer Youth Employment Program. Read on...
  2. Grants available for programs that address, prevent youth violence

    Jan. 2, 2019 - Non-profits that offer programs that include positive activities and programs for youth and young adults in the city’s Safe and Clean areas are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $20,000. Read on...
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    Participants in Hampton Fire & Rescue's Camp Prospect and Camp Fury get a taste of being a firefighter. The camps give young men ages 14-19 and girls in grades 6-12 a weeklong opportunity to explore the world of firefighting. Read on...



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