South Boston Area Boys and Girls Club In the Works

South Boston, VA - A group of people in the Southside are working very hard to set up a Boys and Girls Club in South Boston.

They are in the process of fundraising for the program and training their staff.

Wednesday evening, the Regional Service Director of the Boys and Girls Club will hold training sessions.

The founders of the new club said they noticed young people in South Boston don't have much to do after school, on the weekends, or during the summer; so they wanted to do something about it.

"It seems we have just been left behind and maybe the reason is because no one wanted to take on the task of forming it," said Michele Cole, co-founder of the new club. "It's not easy, but we're determined to get it done."

They still need several volunteers to get the club up and running.

If you'd like to join in the effort, you can email Cole at or Co-founder Tina Younger at . You can also like them on Facebook.