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Self-discovery, positive relationships, health and wellness.

Bloom is a division-wide student led empowerment initiative, designed to equip promising female middle school students with the information and resources essential for their development as global leaders, destined to make an impact in their schools, community, and the world! Newport News Public Schools High School students partner with students from local colleges and universities and community partners to serve as "Empowerment Coaches."

In addition to an annual conference, Bloom organizations in each middle school meet regularly to address topics such as self-discovery, positive relationships, and health and wellness. Bloom participants also experience an annual leadership institute and college and career exploration opportunities, conduct social entrepreneurship and service projects, and learn valuable skills, such as public speaking and project management.

Questions? Contact Bridget Adams, Supervisor, Youth Development at (757) 283-7850 x.10318.


Flourish is the high school version of the Bloom program. Like Bloom, Flourish members engage in extraordinary activities designed to prepare them for a future in global leadership. Blossom, an elementary program, introduces younger girls to important topics that help them build social, emotional, and skills.