VBGC members have access to an academic counselor who they meet on weekly basis to ensure
they are on track for graduation. After graduation, they are still offered assistance as they embark their journey to a post-secondary institution.
VBGC members are invited to participate in college field trips, college meetings/seminars, and
to hear guest speakers with the intent to motivate them to pursue higher education.
Through educational workshops, small groups, participates are taught the basics of
communication to create an essential foundation to sustain a healthy relationship.
This club is a small-group, leadership development club for Teens between the ages of 14 and
17. It helps Club members become responsible citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process. Members elect officers, choose their activities and plan and implement
community service projects.
KOLLAB is a workforce development program that provides opportunities to middle school and high school students to explore careers in business, STEM, and other emerging 21 st century high growth and wage jobs.
VBGC staff provide a consistent one-on-one support through weekly meetings with their
mentee/s. Meetings consist of but are not limited to conversation on positive attitudes and
behaviors to help build youths capacity for success.
Torch club is a small-group leadership development club that targets 11-13-year-olds. This club helps children to develop a positive self-image, to build and sustain meaningful relationships with others while participating in the democratic process and learning to respect others. Members of this club “graduate” to the Keystone Club when they turn 14.
Since 1972, graduating seniors have received scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education. The VBGC College Bound team works with high school students to help expand the pool of eligible/qualified recipients. Members have been accepted to prestigious universities such as Princeton, Georgetown, UC Berkeley, USC, and UCLA.