In April, Hal Smith is named as the fifth President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula.
In October, Lincoln Park Boys & Girls Club, located in a public housing complex, was demolished by the City of Hampton, and Autumn Lakes Boys & Girls Club was closed for consolidation purposes. Members from both Clubs were transported to nearby Clubs.
A second Thrift Store opened at the Rod Huskey Warehouse on Warwick Blvd. in Newport News in July and a third Thrift Store opened at 1961 East Pembroke Ave. in Hampton in December.
The Lincoln Park Boys & Girls Club opened to serve more youth in Hampton. The Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store- York County opened at 4827 George Washington Memorial Hwy.
The new 24,000 sq. ft. York Club was opened. Oyster Point & Brighton members were transferred to the new Crossroads Village Club and Workforce Development Center in Newport News.
The organization opened its 15th Club, the Tyler Avenue Unit located at 95 N Tyler Ave. in Newport News.
The York County Club moved from Charles Brown Park to Yorktown Middle School. The organization also opened the Marshall Courts Unit located at 3301 Marshall Ave. in Newport News
The organization opened its 13th Club located at Queens Lake Middle School.
We opened our 12th club, located in York County. Land adjacent to Yorktown Middle School was generously donated to our organization by Edwin Joseph for further expansion of the York County Unit.
Our organization merged with Boys & Girls Clubs of Hampton Roads and acquired three new clubs: Greater Hampton Roads, Citizens, and Lassiter Courts.
The organization opened the Brighton Unit in a third public housing community located at 810 Brighton Lane in Newport News.
In August our Oyster Point Unit opened in Newport News. In December our organization acquired the Roses Building in Gloucester to be used as the Gloucester Unit.
The organization opened two clubs: the Autumn Lakes Unit located at 362 DeLaura Drive in Newport News and our Mathews Unit located at 498 Church Street in Mathews County.
Boys & Girls Clubs opened its third unit in the Aqueduct public housing community, now located at 13244 Aqueduct Drive in Newport News.
The Peninsula Unit expanded its building by 8,640 square feet. This expansion was named in honor of 50 year board member, Herbert Morewitz.
The organization opened the Pinedale Manor Unit now located at 705 Adams Drive in Newport News.
The organization began serving girls and our name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula.
The organization embarked upon a $1.3 million capital campaign; and in 1986 opened a 21,000 square foot facility known as our Peninsula Unit located at 429 Thorncliff Drive in Newport News.
The Club changed its name to Boys Club of the Virginia Peninsula and opened a new facility at 5900 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News
Our organization started as Boys Club of Newport News on 28th Street. The Club was formed to give boys a positive outlet and to provide them with much needed guidance.
BGCVP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Our tax identification number is 54-0538202.