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:
- 9th Street S.E. in Roanoke City
- Shawsville Middle School
- Christiansburg Middle School
- Rocky Mount Elementary School
- East Montgomery High School
*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.