Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula


"To inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, the reach their potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens."

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We serve more than 6,000 youth on the Virginia Peninsula and surrounding communities. We provide boys and girls with a safe place to learn and grow, foster ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, and offer life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. We prepare them for their futures with career goals, and we give them hope and opportunity in their present lives. Our locations across the Peninsula in Newport News, Hampton, York, Gloucester, and Mathews give youth in multiple communities access to a Club.
Every year, our members take a survey to let us know how we're doing. Here are some of the results:

81% of members engage in physical activity 3 or more days per week
70% of members eat 3 or more fruits per day
90% abstained from cigarette smoking
79% of teen members volunteer throughout the year
97% believe there is a staff member who believes in their future success
98% of members expect to complete high school
87% expect to go to college
95% are on grade level