The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia began in 1997, and was known as the Boys & Girls Club of Roanoke Valley. Since then, additional Clubs have been established in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and we joined efforts with the Boys & Girls Clubs of New River Valley which formerly served Montgomery County. Together, the Clubs operate as a regional effort, working to maximize resources and serve children in both the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
The organization is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s fastest growing youth development agency. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia is committed to the positive development of quality after school and summer programming for all youth residing in the region. We have 70+ employees and four executive staff members. Roughly 82% of all expenditures are dedicated to directly serving the children. Regionally, over 850+ youth in the Roanoke and New River Valleys become members annually. We place primary emphasis on serving disadvantaged youth and we located our facilities in areas of greatest need. These areas are determined through census track information, needs assessments, school assessments and various other forms on community data. Any boy or girl between the ages of 5 – 18 is eligible for membership into our organization.