• Leadership Initiatives

  • The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Leadership programs are designed to hone the skills of key leaders for the purpose of discussing challenges and opportunities facing the community and inventive ways to resolve these challenges while utilizing the opportunities. The Leadership Initiatives currently has three successful programs: Youth Leadership Alliance, Leadership Institute and Youth Career Expo. 

    The Leadership programs are important to our community because they...

    » Broaden the base of local leaders
    » Enhance awareness of local issues
    » Increase understanding of different perspectives
    » Encourage citizen involvement in solving our challenges

    Youth Leadership Alliance

    The mission of Youth Leadership Alliance (YLA) is to develop student community leaders who possess the skills, confidence and tools to make a difference in their own lives while becoming effective leaders in their “communities.” YLA instills the values and the importance of community stewardship, helping youth to create networks and resources within their own community that will encourage involvement. 

    To learn more click here.

    Leadership Institute 

    The Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula works to promote the development of civic leadership from within the business community and fosters opportunities for increased communication and cooperation among the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Through a series of initiatives and programs, the Leadership Institute provides opportunities for both recognized and emerging leaders to work collaboratively on issues of importance to the Peninsula community.  

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    2013 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available!

    Youth Career Expo

    Brings thousands of high school students from the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and the counties of York, Gloucester and James City to help prepare for life after high school while “connecting today’s business with tomorrow’s workforce”. Students are prepared through various seminars, taught workforce skills such as resume writing, interviewing while other educational seminars empower Peninsula students and teach them how to enhance their existing skills to better prepare them for life after high school.

    To learn more click here.