What We Do
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area, established in 1998, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth ages 6 -18 years, in Danville and Pittsylvania County. It is part of a nationwide movement of community-based organizations, which collaborate with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help youth develop the qualities needed to become productive leaders and citizens. Although affiliated with the national organization, BGCDA has its own programs, Board of Directors, and fundraising responsibilities.
Over the years, BGCDA has successfully provided a safe environment, both after school and during the summer, to thousands of youth. BGCDA runs high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs in four core areas: education and career development, character and leadership development, health and life skills, and STEM. These programs are designated to create a rich environment that will lead to academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
Our business is helping children to reach their full potential. We do that by providing opportunity. How do we do it? First, we keep children safe in the hours after school when their parents are working. We offer a healthy snack, time for exercise, help with homework and a wide range of enriching activities including opportunities for our youth to volunteer to make our community a better place to live.
These activities provide opportunity for our children to learn new skills, discover their passions, see themselves as people who matter and have a lot to give. We teach our members how to solve problems, how to get along with others, to care for others and to work hard and believe in themselves.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area is grateful for the generous and continuous investments from the community. We can only continue to do our work with the support of the donors and volunteers who support our kids. More than 85% of our children come from low-income households, and all come from families working hard to keep up with the demands of life. By providing cost-effective, quality programs for a truly diverse membership, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area is a unique, valued resource in the community. We help our community produce its citizens of the future.
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