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Improvements for Youth in Murraygate Village - 2011

For years the Boys & Girls Club has been running a satellite program in the working-class, heavily immigrant apartment complex of Murraygate Village along Route 1 in Fairfax County.  They’ve got a tiny space, not enough resources, a big job, but a lot of heart. 

When the public pool in Gum Springs started charging their group $96 per visit, a staff person that lived in DC, drove the youth all the way to Anacostia and used his DC Driver’s License so the kids could swim for free.  Despite a sever lack of space in their facility, they’ve blossomed a youth dance group that has competed regionally. 

In the Fall of 2011 teens and staff at Murraygate worked with VOICE leaders to:

  1. Negotiate that dance team can use studio at Fairfax County Government Center and for the county to split costs of transporting youth
  2. The West Potomac High School bus stop would be moved to a safer and less isolated location, and
  3. Negotiated a fee-waiver so the Murraygate Boys & Girls Club no longer has to pay to access the MLK Pool.
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Item Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2011