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Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia hoping for 4 new locations

Waiting on federal grant money approval

Members of the Boys and Girls Club showed off what it's like every day after school.
Members of the Boys and Girls Club showed off what it's like every day after school. (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ROANOKE – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia is hoping to expand.   Right now, there is one club on 9th Street in Roanoke.

"Over our 20 year history we have supported Clubs in the New River Valley, Roanoke County and Roanoke City," said Calvin Curry, with the Boys and Girls Clubs.

The non-profit is hoping to be approved for money to open four more clubs at Shawsville Middle School and Christiansburg Middle School in Montgomery County, Rocky Mount Elementary in Franklin County and Fallon Park Elementary in Roanoke.

"We have great relationships with all of those school systems and we are partnering with them to hopefully open up more Clubs for the upcoming school year. If we do not get the grants, we will not open up the Clubs," said Curry.

All of those clubs would be paid for by 21st Century grant money, federal money that goes through the state and is passed onto organizations. The Boys and Girls Club will not know until at least mid-August if they received the money.

The non-profit provides after school activities for just $15 per child for the school year.