TO ENABLE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO NEED US MOST, TO REACH THEIR
FULL POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE, CARING, RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS.
4,074 chartered Club facilities, including approximately:
About the Youth We Serve
The Boys & Girls Club has launched a new program this school year called College Bound. This program is offered at our two teen center sites on Nelson Street in Staunton and East Main Street in Waynesboro. The College Bound program will be a year round initiative, starting with hiring of tutors at each teen center to help youth with academic improvement.
Tutors will be on each site four days a week throughout the school year working in small groups of 2-3 students daily. Additionally, outside experts, speakers, and presenters will supplement the learning experience. In addition to the paid tutors and presenters, we will recruit volunteers from the community to come in and talk about their careers, opportunities within their field, and the obstacles they faced.
Each month, our teen center directors will nominate a child for Youth of the Month. Our Youth Development Committee will make the final selection. Each Youth of the Month recipient will then be eligible for our annual Youth of the Year Award, given in May. The Youth of the Year candidates will be interviewed and selected by our Youth Development Committee, with the winner receiving a $2,000 scholarship for post-secondary educational expenses. The scholarship will be held at the Community Foundation until the youth applies for his or her post-secondary education.
In conjunction with the year-round program, the Club is developing plans for a series of college tours to take place during the 2015 spring break. These trips will be one day tours of regional campuses such as JMU, Virginia Tech, George Mason, UVA, VCU, and University of Richmond.