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The Mary and Frances Youth Center provides programming and training to enhance the lives of youth in the Richmond metro area.

Mary and Frances Youth Center

About the center

The Mary and Frances Youth Center opened on Sept. 28, 2007 and was underwritten by Michael Fraizer, former CEO of Genworth Financial Inc., and his wife Elizabeth. Their support led to the construction of the center on the VCU Monroe Park campus along West Cary Street.

The center consists of two private tennis courts and classrooms designed for youth programming and youth-centered training.


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Lobs & Lessons Afterschool programs

Tennis programs and lessons geared toward youth, family and adult participants.


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Lobs & Lessons Summer programs

MFYC offers weeklong, full-day camps for rising 1st through 12th graders.


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The Toolbox at MFYC

Offering professional development for youth-serving organizations.

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Protection of minors on campus

Training and implementation of VCU's safety policy for minors on campus.

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631 Richmond youth served, representing seven cities and counties in the Richmond region.

98 Out-of-School Time organizations attended professional development workshops offered by The Toolbox.

More than 100 volunteers support the center annually by giving 1,880 hours of service.

360 individuals were trained on youth safety and protection.

The MFYC serves more than 600 youth per year.

77 scholarships were awarded to Richmond-area youth to participate in 2018 summer camps.