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Boys Home of Virginia hosting 5K run to help renovate classrooms

The Run for Boys Home race is coming up soon on September 9.

COVINGTON, Va. – Boys Home of Virginia works every day to guide young men in school and in life. Boys Home students range in age from 6 to 18 and have come from troubled homes or difficult situations.

"We get to go on trips, we get to go to church. They teach us about life and what you can do in your future and help us with college," said James McGill, a Boys Home student. 

Boys Home embarked on a new endeavor this year. For the first time all students go to school on campus and live on campus. None are enrolled in local public schools. Staff say it's an exciting change, and now the home is gearing up for a 5K fundraiser to make sure students have space to shine.

"We're currently renovating classrooms to fit all 60 students, and it's imperative that we raise these funds because boys home is a donation-based nonprofit," said Chance Davis, Boys Home staff member

The Run for Boys Home race is coming up Sept. 9. Many students are stepping up and signing up to run. Their motivation is giving back to the school that gives so much to them.

"For me, it's just the people I'm around. I'm around amazing people and they inspire me to do amazing things. People look at me highly and I'm supposed to step up," said Frank Commue, a Boys Home student. 

60 young men and a campus full of staff are hoping the generosity of the public will help Boys Home thrive for years to come. 

To register for The Run for Boys Home race, sponsored in part by Union Bank and Trust, click here