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Norfolk Nighthawks program, created to reduce crime in the city, returns July 1

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 16:34:51-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Nighthawks, it's almost time to take flight! The program, offered by Norfolk Parks & Recreation, returns July 1.

It provides a fun and safe alternative for Norfolk residents ages 18 and older during the summer, all in an effort to reduce crime in the city and enhance people's quality of life.

In addition to all-star basketball games, this year's program will offer the following activities:

  • Board and card game tournaments
  • Computer coding classes
  • Food handler's certification
  • Hip Hop and Line Dance classes
  • Mixxed Fit classes
  • Voter registration
  • More

There will also be employment opportunities, professional development, G.E.D. program enrollment, healthcare services and financial literacy.

The 16-week program runs on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight at the following locations:

  • Huntersville Community Center - 830 Goff Street
  • Young Terrace Community Center - 804 Whitaker Lane
  • Southside Boys & Girls Club - 701 Berkley Avenue Ext.

The Norfolk Police Department, the Old Dominion University Police Department, the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Southside Boys & Girls Club and the C.R.O.W.N. Project serve as program partners.

For more information on the Norfolk Nighthawks program, click here.

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