Boys and Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge
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Programs

We have a lot in store for you!

Our club offers a variety of programs.


Power Hour

Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Club staff and volunteers to help members with an important aspect of the educational process – homework. Members emerge from the program better prepared for classes and proud of their hard work and accomplishments.


Triple Play

Triple Play, a “game plan for mind, body and soul,” is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. The program involves all Club members in emphasizing good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being


smart moves

Participants will be exposed to various activities designed to hone their decision-making and critical-thinking skills, as well as learn how to avoid and/or resist alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and premature sexual activity.

Torch Club

Torch Clubs are chartere small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13. 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 development. 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. The Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in the four areas. Each year, Torch Club members from all over the country take part in a service-learning experience through the National Torch Club Project.


Summer Brain Gain

Summer Brain Gain is a six-week, theme-based program designed to mitigate summer learning loss for elementary, middle and high school youth. Aligned to Common Core standards, the week-long learning modules provide engaging project-based activities, with an emphasis on math, literacy and 21st century skills.

youth of the year

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people.