Virginia’s Attorney General Jason Miyares recently paid a visit to Newport News, where he met with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula (BGCVP) and the Newport News Police Department to “ways to reduce gun and gang violence, focusing on community programs and the important role they have in our neighborhoods.”
We discussed ways to reduce gun and gang violence, focusing on community programs and the important role they have in our neighborhoods. pic.twitter.com/MUukF5oKxV
— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) June 27, 2022
Miyares also toured the BGCVP’s facility, where he spent time with the children the facility looks after, and praising their comminutes effort to create a “safe haven” for children to go to.
The @_BGCVP does incredible work in Newport News, giving kids a positive, safe environment to learn life lessons.
Their work also helps to keep kids out of trouble and away from gang activity. pic.twitter.com/0OiK5jO5Ut
— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) June 28, 2022
The BGCVP is a community outreach program in Newport News that aims to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. According to their website, they serve more than 5,000 youth on the Virginia Peninsula and surrounding communities. We provide boys and girls with an inclusive and safe place to learn and grow, foster ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, and offer life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.
Governor Youngkin recently signed Virginia State Budget which also allocates nearly $3 billion in education funding, which House Education Chair Glenn Davis hopes can be used to bolster areas like Newport News. Several companies have also invested in the cities growth, so community outreach programs such as the ones Miyares is meeting with will be all the more important to see the area grow safely.