About Next Step to Success

Next Step To Success (NSTS) is a new anti-poverty program geared for youth 13-15 years old in Norfolk. NSTS provides after-school and summertime programming to youth participants, offering them a wide range of academic, enrichment, character education curriculum, activities, field trips and special events.    

Our mission is to help youth in Norfolk build the independent, resilient character they will need to earn success and enjoy happy, fulfilling lives as adults. 

We partner with NSTS youth and their families to work with them and help ensure youth have the skills and preparation they need to succeed and break the cycle of poverty.

The program is open to boys and girls, ages 13-15. Family criteria includes Norfolk residency and meeting income guidelines.*

Program Details

The Next Step to Success after-school program begins on Monday, September 20, 2021.  

Youth will be picked up from their middle or high schools and transported for free on NSTS buses to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the program location. The church’s address is 6400 Newport Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia.

After-school activities include homework assistance, extra-curricular clubs, visual and performing arts, and a catered dinner Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for off-site activities.  At the end of each day’s program activities, youth are provided free transportation on NSTS buses back to their homes.

Check our FAQ page for more information or contact us at:

*Youth must meet eligibility criteria. We reserve the right to request evidence of family income. We realize every family’s situation is unique, and we do review special cases. At the discretion of the Program Director and the Site Manager, special cases will be reviewed.

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