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Mental Health, City of Portsmouth

Words and Images Courtesy of the City of Portsmouth, VA

YO! Youth Outreach Summit & Mental Health Awareness Day

On Saturday, May 13th, 2023, the City of Portsmouth’s Departments of Behavioral Healthcare Services and Portsmouth Museums and Tourism are partnering to raise more awareness of youth and family mental health. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Virginia and the Middle Street Mall. Families and people of all ages are invited to attend this fun and engaging opportunity to network and enjoy interactive exhibits inside the museum, and outdoor festivities.

The YO! Youth Outreach Summit & Mental Health Awareness Event aims to positively change Portsmouth residents' lives by empowering youth transitioning into adulthood and providing mental health resources.

All individuals with a wristband will receive free admission to the Children’s Museum and the first 300 people to come will receive free ice cream! A DJ will provide music along with interactive entertainment, world music, folklore, and dance. A variety of service organizations will be on hand to educate and inform all in attendance. Visitors will enjoy face paintings too! Raffle prizes will also be awarded.

Free Covid-19 vaccinations will be available on-site.

About the Children’s Museum of Virginia

Children’s Museum of Virginia Mission: The Children’s Museum of Virginia is a place where families and caregivers with children ages 1-11 are encouraged to imagine, explore, and discover together through play. Children step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than they are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark their imagination, and where they can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist, a stargazer, and more.

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