Imagine a place where who you are, where you're from or the circumstances that surround you don’t determine your access to experiences or opportunities. Through your support, Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier is making that vision a reality. Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier (BGCF) believes that every child deserves a great future. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. BGCF is focused on providing a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.
Our aim is to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. Among the many hands-on activities offered at BGCF to support academics are: Power Hour: Making Minutes Count which provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members of every age to become self-directed learners; and Project Learn which reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club. For more information on our out-of-school programs, visit our website bgcfauquier.org
Motivates kids to be healthy through nutrition and health education, more access to healthy foods, avoidance of risky behaviors and a lifelong commitment to fitness. BGCF offers programs like Triple Play, a comprehensive health and wellness initiative, that strives to improve the overall health of members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. Emotional wellness is also a very important part of overall health. Our Youth Development Mentors work to connect with each member every day by offering support, guidance and encouragement to all. In addition, we have partnered with local mental health professionals to make individual and group counseling available and free of charge to all Club youth.