Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier (Warrenton, VA)


  • Name:Lynne Richman Bell
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier
  • Address:169 Keith Street
    Warrenton, VA 20186
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:540-349-8890

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

  • Overview:
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier believes that every child deserves a great future. Unfortunately, today’s youth face tremendous obstacles. Consider that about 1.7 million more kids live in low-income families now than during the Great Recession. And, despite significant gains in some aspects of well-being during recent years for children of all races and income levels, disparities remain deep and persistent. In Fauquier County, our poverty issue goes largely unnoticed, due to the amount of wealth within the county. Additionally, since sixty percent of our residents commute outside of the county to work, many youth are left home without supervision. This means a child at risk in Fauquier County could be a child of poverty or a child with substantial means and unsupervised time on their hands.

    Our organization is well positioned to support and prepare young people for 21st century success, and excels at reaching youth who need us most. For 19 years, we have positively changed the lives of 3600 children in the greater Fauquier area. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier are dedicated to making an even greater impact on youth.

    A Boys & Girls Club positively impacts youth from the moment they enter the door. What happens for youth inside a Club – building relationships with staff, participating in fun and engaging programs, learning important skills, making new friends, developing their talents – is referred to as the Club Experience. This proposal details our plans to increase the quality of the Club Experience by empowering staff and improving our operations and programming, with the ultimate goal of deepening the positive impact we make in Club members’ lives.

    The Club Experience consists of five key elements. The first element, a safe, positive environment, sets the foundation for life-changing youth development work. The next key element, fun and a sense of belonging, keeps youth engaged. The last three elements – supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations, and recognition – help transform time spent at the Club into experiences that change young lives.

    These key elements are the driving force behind Boys & Girls Clubs’ research-informed theory of change, called the Formula for Impact. Our formula explains how Clubs help youth achieve critical outcomes. This connection between after-school programs and outcomes is well documented: high-quality after-school programs have strong positive effects on the academic, social and emotional lives of youth. Recent research about Boys & Girls Clubs strongly affirms this core principle: by implementing a high-quality Club Experience, Boys & Girls Clubs can increase positive impact on kids. To sum up, the better the quality of an after-school program, the better the outcomes of youth participants.

    We will improve the quality of our Club Experience by strengthening our staff and by implementing a Continuous Improvement Cycle. These key actions will help the Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier deepen and sustain our long-term impact on youth. This support will help those who need us most to graduate from high school on time with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship; and live a healthy lifestyle.

  • History:
  • In November 1997 the Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier open its doors at Taylor Middle School. The opening was made possible by the Town of Warrenton, County of Fauquier, the Fauquier County Public Schools and many other dedicated people.

    In December 2005 having out grown Taylor Middle School, a new facility was sought out so children would no longer be turned away due to lack of space. A southern unit was added at Cedar Lee Middle School that provided a bit of breathing room as well. In 2009, the board of directors made an offer to purchase the Old Town Athletic Club. The building is a robust and functional 15,000 square feet and is located on Keith Street in Warrenton. The purchase made possible a multitude of opportunities to impact the lives of youth in our community.

    Since 1997, the Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier has strived to fulfill its mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our organization currently serves 322 youth through membership and community outreach, helping them grow into healthy, productive, successful young people prepared to achieve great futures.

    Daily access to a broad range of programs drives positive outcomes for youth and reinforces necessary life skills. Local need, available resources and the interests of youth help determine the mix of youth development programs. In recent months, our membership enrollment has tripled from last year, demonstrating that our high-quality programming has drawn positive attention from the community as a whole.

    Currently, the Warrenton facility houses youth development activities and programs that include Ryan's Fund and its Social Thinking Club for children on the autism spectrum, Team Green World, two Boy Scout Troops, GED classes, therapeutic day treatment programming through Chrysalis Counseling Centers, mentoring programming, and a partnership with the local Department of Juvenile Justice for assessment and anti-recidivism and diversion programming. It serves 80 active members and an additional 50 children through the scouts and DJJ programming.

  • Year established:1997
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:4
  • Staff size:14


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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