Together, we are changing the odds for young people in metro Richmond. Partner with us.
Making space for change
Thanks to the generous and joyful support of our donors, we’ve raised $24.7 million for students in the metro Richmond area during the Create New Statistics campaign.
We face a troubling reality in Richmond and Petersburg: 4 out of 5 students graduate from high school, but only 1 out of 5 is ready for college and life after graduation.
In light of these statistics, we’ve created specialize programming to prepare teens for success after high school. This includes opportunities for job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, soft-skills development, entrepreneurship and vocational training. With skilled coaching and mentorships, teens can identify career pathways aligned with their interests and develop plans to map out their futures.
Our vision for college- and life-readiness for our teens is within our grasp because of you.
This is success worth celebrating. We’re beyond grateful—and ready to roll up our sleeves.
A Teen Center in the East End
A lack of space designed for teenagers has led to an inability to retain teen members over time.
The Create New Statistics campaign has made it possible for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond to take the first steps towards constructing a permanent teen center in the East End.
The dedicated space will help promote college readiness, including academic preparation and opportunities to practice on-the-job skills among teen members.
As we await construction, we’re creating a new, temporary space for our teens which will be located in a thriving East End corridor.
In 2018, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond built a strong foundation for even greater growth and change to come. While piloting new programs for teens, launching a strategic planning process and making progress on upcoming capital projects, we focused on sustainability, quality and collaboration.
The Robinson Street Club
In 1955, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, then known as the Boys Club, opened its doors with the Robinson Street Club.
In a nod to the organization’s history, committed donors formed a club of their own for those who have made legacy gifts to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond.