Early Excellence is looking for Kid Reporters for the 2020 -21 school year. If your child is between the ages of 11 and 18 and would like to participate, submit your video to [email protected]

Early Excellence: Empowering Teens To Create

Early Excellence will teach our students the fundamentals of not only Journalism but Video Production and hone their broadcasting skills.

The Mission: To eradicate bullying amongst youth by educating them on the dangers of physical and verbal abuse, as well as the related consequences. Through live entertainment and magazine publication Early Excellence and Collectors Studios will create opportunities for youth to learn both industries in a practical way and use their new-found talents to promote success and campaign against negative activities within our community.

Learn More: Mass Communication

“To have a true education, music must be part of it”

The mission of the Early Excellence Music program is to give young musicians a chance to have fun and rewarding musical experiences all year long outside of normal school hours and to build on the musical opportunities they have all year long.  Students have an opportunity to work with other talented young students from all over Norfolk, and the Hampton Roads area, to learn from experienced music educators, and to perform in various venues around Hampton Roads.

Leap INMusic Production
Learn More: Music Program
"Coding is all around us. It is hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Programming is not just the province of pale twenty-somethings in skinny jeans, hunched over three monitors, swigging Red Bull. Not anymore! The newest pint-sized coders have just begun elementary school." – Early Excellence Tech Zone. Our youth learn:
  • Web Design | HTML | CSS
  • Other Coding Languages like C# | PHP | Java Script
  • Get an understanding of IOS and Android
  • Get prepared for CompTIA certifications

Elementary School (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12)

Early Excellence online magazine is a regional teen magazine devoted entirely to teenagers providing real life practical opportunities, and forums. depend completely on submissions from teenagers locally, regionally for our content. We offer teenagers the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on the issues that affect their lives, their community, their future - everything from success stories, job opportunities, college planning -and community service.

Early Excellence reflects the diversity and broad spectrum of daily thought and opinion within the Teen, and young adult American community. It captures the laugh-out-loud humor of our online audience with a fresh and intelligent point of view and provokes and inspires dialogue connecting all points of the positive teenage culture throughout Hampton Roads. Thousands of students will have the opportunities to be written about, and hundreds will have the opportunity to submit their work to Early Excellence.

Participating students are age 13-19

Learn More: Magazine Dimensions
"The Early Youth Landscaping and Design is another Division offering our youth a inside look at what impowering their community Looks like. And yes, that sometimes requires you to get off the couch, put on some old clothes, roll your sleeves up, and most of all stop talking and put some old fashioned sweat equity into the neighborhood, and city in which you live in.
  • Getting prepared for:
    • Horticulture Careers
    • Urban Farming Careers
  • Giving Back to the Community

High School (9-12)

Learn More: Landscaping

Top stories

December 17, 2020

How a 14-year-old became the youngest restaurant owner in Georgia

Mason Wright, 14, opened his hot dog shop this fall, making him the youngest restaurant owner in Georgia. Source: How a 14-year-old became the youngest restaurant […]
December 16, 2020

This 17-Year-Old Just Became The University of Houston’s Youngest 2020 Graduate

She’s in her own league! Salenah (Selena) Cartier just became the youngest person to graduate from the University of Houston this year. The 17-year-old Texan earned […]
December 15, 2020

Maryland teen wins Bull Riding Championship

A Maryland teen is now a bull riding champion. Nicholas Jackson, 13, won the 2020 Junior World Finals in Texas, making him the first champion from […]

Feeling Generous | Please Donate

Early Excellence is a non-profit organization that is structured to publicly praise youth positively impacting the community and reaching academic milestones. Early Excellence also recognizes those behind the success of those youth, such as teachers, mentors and other Non- Profit organizations etc. The goal of Early Excellence is to create opportunities for youth to receive real life practical experience in different career fields. So, if this is a cause that you can get behind, follow the link.

Donate Now


Join our volunteering programs and make a difference.

Our Youth youth need volunteers in various industries to introduce them to different professions. By introducing our youth to new ideas and career paths volunteers can provide opportunities that may take our youth off the streets by filling idle time. These opportunities can replace negative activity with productive activity possibly inspiring new positive and more healthy interests.


Early Excellence successfully addresses some common issues seen at most schools.

Issues including cliques, gossip, rumors, negative judgments, teasing, harassment, isolation, stereotypes, intolerance, racism, sexism, bullying, violence, homophobia, hopelessness, apathy, and hidden pressures to create an image, achieve or live up to the expectations of others.


Early Excellence programs are designed to address the needs of all students.

Our programs are created to build connection and empathy, and to fulfill our vision that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved, and celebrated. Early Excellence is more than a one-day program. Our programs go beyond traditional programming; events.


We are constantly looking for and forging new partnerships.

The old adage that it takes a village is correct. We are always looking for new ways to bring our community leaders in business, academics, arts and more under our umbrella of youth inspiration. We believe working with the community directly impacts how our youth will see the world.