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Q: Where is the Club located?
A: Our primary location can be found on the corner of Madison and Eleventh Streets Downtown Lynchburg. Our address is 1101 Madison Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504. From the Lynchburg Community Market turn on 12th Street heading south towards Dunbar School. Pass the Post office on your right. Madison Steet is the 2nd street of the right. The entrance to the building is one block up (11th Street) on the left. 
Our newest Club location is on the campus of HUmanKind (formerly Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and Family Alliance) and housed in the DeWitt Cottage, which is located at 150 Linden Ave, Lynchburg VA 24503.
Q: What is the membership fee?
A: There is a suggested donation of $10 per child per year. We are here to serve the youth of Greater Lynchburg. We do not depend on fees to pay for the operating expenses of the Club. In order to keep our fees low we ask for community, foundation and corporation support. To help in this mission please contact Dani Hottle Marketing & Development Director, at  dhottle@bgclynchburg.org .
Q: How do you become a member?
A: We have an application process. Parents may come to the Club between the hours of  1:00pm - 3:00pm to fill out the necessary forms. We are a Virginia State Licensed Child Care Facility. All the necessary forms are required for membership which apply to our State License. This includes, but is not limited to a Birth Certificate, shot records, medical physical, state medical application and Club Application. It is up to the parents to keep us informed of any change to any of the required documents. (Change of address, occupation, phone ...)     
 Call 434-846-1111 for more information.
Q: Who do you serve?
A: We serve  all  youth ages 6-18, but our mission is to serve youth who need us the most. Teens (13 - 18) are separated from the younger members with their own Teen Center.  
Q: What are your hours?
A: The Club is open during the school year 2:30pm - 8:00pm. During the summer and when school is closed the Club is open 9:00am - 5:30pm. Teen members have the opportunity to train to be Junior Councilors during the Summer Program. (This opportunity is limited to a select group of Teen Members and requires permission from the Program Director). During the School year the Teen Center is open 2:30 pm until 8:00pm M-F.
Q: How do the members get to the Club?
A: During the school year members are dropped off after school by their parents or it is arranged by their parents for them to be dropped off on the school bus. Most of our members live within walking distance of the Club as well. Parents must contact their child's school and request that the bus take them to the Club.
Q: What programs do you run?
A: There are over 50 proven programs  to choose from in the Boys & Girls Club. During the summer we title the program Project Summer Hope and run a variety of recreational, sports and developmental programs including, but not limited to, field trips, baseball league, high yeild learning activities, reading programs, leisure games, gardening, job programs and outdoor recreation.
The Club Program includes, but is not limited to: PowerHour (homework help program), Snack Program, Recreation & Arts Program, SkillTech (computer skills program) and SmartMoves (education and prevention). Programs scheduled to begin soon are the Baseball, Nutrition Program through Cooperative Extention, ACE It! Reading Program through Sylvan Learning Center and Teen programs.  
Q: How do you pay for operating and program expenses?
A: We are a non-profit organization filed under the tax code 501c3. We receive individual donations, grants, corporate donation and foundation support. We are not a fee based organization so we depend on these monies and the Lynchburg community's support to fund the Club.
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