About Us

The Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads (YCCHR) under the general guidance of the Opportunity Inc. Youth Services Committee provides career exploration, job preparation, and financial literacy education to youth ages 14-24 living in City of Chesapeake, City of Franklin, Isle of Wight County, City of Portsmouth, City of Norfolk, Southampton County, City of Suffolk, and City of Virginia Beach. Our services are provided through onsite group tours, scheduled workshops or programs, and to individuals on a walk-in basis. Additionally, the YCCHR hosts recruitment events on behalf of local employers.

The YCCHR as well as the many unique Opportunity Inc. Year round Youth Programs we offer is guided by the local workforce development board and is operated by Opportunity Inc. Funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Opportunity Inc. is responsible for developing workforce policy and administering workforce development initiatives to the eight localities we serve. To learn more about Opportunity Inc. please visit us at www.opp-inc.org

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Are you a youth needing assistance? Please contact us with our Youth Registration Form.

Andrea Harrell Grant

Position:

Senior Director of Youth Initiatives and Community Affairs

Contact:

aharrell@oihr.org

Hometown:

Chesapeake, Virginia

Education:

M.S.E.d. in Higher Education Administration, Old Dominion University
B.S. in Psychology, Old Dominion University
Certificate in Non-Profit Management, Tidewater Community College
Certificate in College Teaching, Virginia Tidewater Consortium

First Job:

McDonald’s, team member

Fun Fact:

Her favorite food of all time is birthday cake.

Christina Brooks

Position:

Director, Youth Services

Contact:

cbrooks@oihr.org

Hometown:

Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Asheville, North Carolina

Education:

M.S. E.d. in Mental Health Counseling, Old Dominion University
B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Certificate in Non-Profit Management, Tidewater Community College

First Job:

Heavenly Ham, scraping the fat off of the hams after they were glazed

Fun Fact:

She loves to read and has over 1,000 books either at home or on her Kindle.

Amanda Green

Position:

Youth Program Coordinator

Contact:

agreen@oihr.org

Hometown:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Education:

B.S. in Human Services, Old Dominion University

First Job:

Quiznos Sandwich Restaurants, team member

Fun Fact:

She’s addicted to pizza and books.

Zackary Todaro

Position:

Career Coach

Contact:

ztodaro@oihr.org

Hometown:

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Education:

B.S. in Psychology, Old Dominion University

First Job:

Crew Member at Cold Stone Creamery

Fun Fact:

He loves to hike the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Kimberlee Stevenson

Position:

Youth Program Follow-Up Assistant

Contact:

kstevenson@oihr.org

Hometown:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Education:

B.S. in Communications, University of Phoenix

First Job:

Registrar-Springfield Girls Club Family Center

Fun Fact:

She has her own food blog.