About Us

Mission + Vision

Our Mission…

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

B&G Core Beliefs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia provide:

  • A safe place to learn & grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope & opportunity 

Youth Development Strategy

Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling:

  • A sense of competence
  • A sense of usefulness
  • A sense of belonging
  • A sense of power or influence

Our Service Area

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia currently serves children at: 

  • One stand-alone Club on 9th Street S.E. in Roanoke City

*The 9th Street location also serves as administrative headquarters.

The Club are open Monday-Friday after school and into the evening hours during the school year. Summer camps operate all day Monday-Friday. 

The Roanoke Valley has summer camp at the 9th Street location.

Club participation is affordable to all families. A $15 annual membership is all that is required for our after school programs. 

Boys & Girls Club staff, volunteers, partners and board members believe in the potential of each and every child. They believe children come first.

An interesting fact…In a recent survey of Boys & Girls Clubs of America alumni, 57% of those polled said that the Boys & Girls Club saved their life.

Statistic taken from the Harris survey of 1,014 BGCA alumni over the age of 18, completed between November 2006 and March 2007.