Great Futures Start Here

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's national programs have taken members from the Clubhouse to the White House; from the games room to the corporate boardroom; from the high school orchestra to Carnegie Hall. We offer programs primarily in five core areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

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Forest Discoveries

Forest Discoveries is a unique program to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia. This program, under the leadership of scientist Diana Foster, integrates hands-on experiences in nature with science, the visual arts, creative writing, and opportunities for character development.


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Torch Club

Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.