Welcome Michelle Dykstra to the team!

A familiar face in Roanoke will be leading the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. City councilwoman Michelle Dykstra is our new executive director! Dykstra has been on the Roanoke City Council since July 2016. She comes to our organization with a strong background in organizational leadership, non-profit development, and work benefitting the community and children. Dykstra will work closely...read more

Annual Dinner 2016

Join us for the 16th Annual Serving the Kids First Dinner as we celebrate the hope all of our Club kids possess. – Cocktail Hour – Silent Auction – Exquisite three-course dinner – Opportunity drawing and Fund-A-Need auction – Live performances and speeches by our Club kids Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. By...read more

Application open for Taco Bell’s Live Mas Scholarship

This scholarship is for the innovators, creators and dreamers who want to share his/her passion and receive support to pursue this passion through a higher educational outlet. This is not needs or obstacle based; it is a passion based scholarship program. Apply here today! ...read more

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia Receive Grant from Allstate Foundation

Roanoke, Virginia (BGCSWVA) August 5th, 2016 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia are proud to announce the receipt of a grant from the Allstate Foundation totaling $10,000.00. The grant is received as part of our Youth Empowerment Programs: Keystone and Torch Clubs. The Keystone and Torch Club focus on youth led programming, empowering...read more

Volunteer Group Spotlight for August 2016 – Catholic Heart Work Camp

Catholic Heart Work Camp is national program run through different Catholic churches across the nation. Roanoke Catholic, located near the downtown area of Roanoke, has been hosting this camp that serves cities across the nation for five years now and we have been blessed to work with their mission groups since they arrived in 2011....read more

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Sato

This past semester at our Roanoke Club our 3rd and 4th Grade classrooms have been able to take a journey into the future! Dr. Takumi Sato is a Clinical Assistant Professor specializing in Science Education at Virginia Tech. Dr. Sato has been working diligently with our 3rd and 4th graders every Thursday to teach them...read more

Local Teen Named Virginia Youth of the Year

Our very own Tavia Sturgill has been named the Virginia Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. The program honors...read more

Anthem Foundation and MLB award grant to support healthy habits

A big thank you to the Anthem Foundation and Major League Baseball for awarding us a $6000 focus grant through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. This grant has enabled us to enhance our Healthy Habits and Wanna Play? programming. Through this grant we were able to educate our members on the importance of...read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Sean Miller – Volunteer of the Month – May 2016

For this month’s Volunteer Spotlight we here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia would like to both thank and honor Sean Miller for all of his efforts with our organization. Mr. Miller recently moved to Roanoke after two years of AmeriCorps service at a Non-Profit Organization in Jacksonville, Florida where he served...read more

2016 Four on the 4th

  Get your Red, White, and Blue ready for this year’s Four on the 4th race. Four on the 4th presented by Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke is a 4-Mile Run and Walk in Roanoke, Virginia that takes place on July 4th at 8am and benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia.  The race starts...read more

Volunteer of the Month – April 2016

~Erika Makes a Difference~ The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia would like to both thank and honor Erika Turner for her volunteering efforts with our organization. She started her relationship with our organization as a member of our Club on 9th Street in SE, Roanoke. After her first summer here, she decided she wanted...read more

Volunteer of the Month – March 2016

Angelina Makes  a Difference!! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia would like to both thank and honor Angelina Reyes for her volunteering efforts. She has been working with our organization for a few years now at our 9th Street location in SE Roanoke and loves spending her time helping our program to continue to provide top-notch after...read more

Delta Dental Pro-Am for Kids 2017

    Eighteen years ago, Delta Dental of Virginia launched the Delta Dental Pro-Am for Kids with a small group of golfers committed to improving the opportunities available to disadvantaged youth. Through the ensuing years with the support of friends and colleagues, the tournament is recognized as one of the premier charitable events in the Roanoke Valley...read more

Volunteer of The Month – February 2016

SONDRA MAKES A DIFFERENCE!! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia would like to both thank and honor Sondra Rorrer for her volunteering efforts over the course of the past year by recognizing her as our inaugural Volunteer of the Month for 2016! Sandra was introduced to our organization when she attended a health fair during August of 2014 and...read more

Atlantic Credit & Finance Skins Game

  Alert: We have changed the date of the ACF Skins Game to Monday, October 12th because of weather concerns. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Rudeen at srudeen@bgcswva.org or 540-904-7401 The Atlantic Credit & Finance Professional Skins Game & Amateur Golf Tournament supports our Club kids through a great day of golf at Ballyhack...read more

Annual Dinner 2015

  Serving the Kids First Dinner: Making Dreams Come True Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center     Join us for the 15th Annual Serving the Kids First Dinner as we make dreams come true, together. – Cocktail Hour – Silent Auction – Exquisite three-course dinner – Opportunity drawing and Fund-A-Need auction – Live performances and speeches by our...read more

Member Spotlight – Caleb

When Caleb began attending the Christiansburg Middle School Boys & Girls Club as a 6th grader in August 2014, he was not doing well academically and had issues with sportsmanship and teamwork. Although a very talented basketball player, Caleb would never pass the ball to his teammates, he wasn’t doing well in school, and he wasn’t...read more