(Newport News, VA) November 16, 2020 – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula’s (BGCVP) President and CEO Hal Smith has been asked to participate in a round table discussion held by Bank of America. They are convening a group of community leaders to discuss the most pressing and immediate needs as well as emerging community trends facing Hampton Roads. They have asked ten organizations from the Virginia Peninsula to join in this discussion on November 19 at 9:30 am.

Charles Henderson, Market President at Bank of America said, “In 2020, we want to engage community leaders and share our economic mobility strategy, and other initiatives that support it, as we work together to meet the changing needs of the communities we serve, including a lack of economic mobility. We want to gather community leader’s knowledge and perspective and our hope is that the meeting will identify ways that the Bank can complement the efforts of local government, foundations, and non-profits addressing these concerns”

Hal Smith also commented, “It is an honor to be invited to participate in this roundtable discussion on behalf of those that we serve. For nearly 75 years, BGCVP has strived to excel in delivering on our mission’s promise: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Now more than ever, it is imperative to teach our youth how important it is to be involved in their communities. By providing quality programs that are centered around education and workforce development, we give our kids the tools that they need to be able to land a fruitful career once they graduate from high school.”