Who We Are
As the leading provider of youth development programs in the area, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia (BGCCVA), founded in 1991 and opened in 1992, operates as an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The Club serves 2,400 boys and girls, ages 6 - 18, residing in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Orange and Madison in a total of six Clubs. Programs are open to all young people, particularly those from disadvantaged circumstances, for a basic membership fee of $15 (teens) to $150 per year, depending on locality, that is waived if not affordable. The Club is open from 2:30pm -6:30pm during the school year and from 8am -5:30pm during the summer and school breaks. Hours coincide with the time of the day when youth are statistically most at risk for risk-taking behaviors. Several Clubs offer expanded hours on weeknights and weekends.
BGCCVA’s mission is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”
What We Do
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia offer a lineup of nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues. For over 20 years, our core programs have engaged young people in activities with adults and peers, building our kids' self-esteem and helping them reach their full potential. With locations in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Madison and Orange, our Clubs now serve over 2,000 kids annually.
WHO WE CANNOT WORK WITH
Those looking to fulfill a court appointed community service requirement are NOT eligible to complete their hours with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia. Also, all volunteers are background checked annually and if you have previously been convicted of any violent crimes, offences related to drugs, or crimes against a child, you are NOT eligible to volunteer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia. BGCCVA does NOT work with volunteers under the age of 18.