Keeping Your Child

Busy & Engaged

Getting your child involved in programs and organizations can help them in a number of ways. They can provide oppurtunities and support that your child may not otherwise recieve. Read below on ways to get your child involved in youth programs.

Also, to the right and below are local organizations and program you can get your child interested in whether for fun or for skill-building. You can also click HERE for information on role models for your child.


Youth to Work - Goodwill

This program focuses on areas such as developing work maturity skills, writing a resume, interview skills, problem solving skills through work experience and vocational activities for youth ages 16 to 21. ​​

      (540) 483.0296 ext. 107.

  • Find more info HERE!

YouthBuild of RoanokeThis program is a career and   technical skills leadership       program for youth age 16-24   who have dropped out of school. Students are paid ​

while they gain educational skills, obtain their GED, develop employability skills, and earn a Pre-Apprenticeship Certification in green construction. Students also learn leadership skills as they volunteer in the community. 

  • For more information, contact Nikki Williams at (540) 767-6088 or email them HERE.

  • Find more info HERE!

Boy Scouts of America

Boys often join Scouting primarily with the expectation to have fun. While he does have frun, he is also exposed to men and women of character, who are dedicated to helping young people grow into good citizens. BSA has

Character Building, Citizenship Training, and Physical and Mental Fitness goals, which are achieved in an atmosphere of brotherhood and comradeship. Through oppurtunities to lead, Scouts build leadership skills to be used beyond their troup.

  • Find more info HERE!

Girl Scouts of America

At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting   down to the next adventure they’ll go on together. Maybe it’s artistic. Maybe it’s an experiment. Maybe it’s getting outside or helping the community. With Girl Scouts, your child will make a bunch of new friends and have a ton of new

experiences that show them how exciting the world is, and how awesome they are, over and over again.

  • For more information if you live in Roanoke City, email or call 540-777-5120.

  • For other troup locations, click HERE!

  • Find more info HERE!