ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia's Albemarle Campus Club is just about a month away from opening.

Construction on the 52,000-square-foot building is set to wrap up in the coming weeks, with kids starting after-school activities at the club in April.

"The club is more than an after-school program, it is a youth development program with dozens of programs that emphasize academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character," said Dany Oakey, Co-chair of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia Capital Campaign.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia is gearing up to open the new, state-of-the-art Albemarle Campus Club.

"We believe as an organization that every child deserves opportunities to learn and to be successful and to have fun," said Kate Lambert, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia.

The new club building is within walking distance of three Albemarle County Public School buildings: Albemarle High School, Journey Middle School, and Greer Elementary School. The club will serve 300 kids per day during the school year and during the summer.

This will give more than 500 different kids every year a place to learn and grow for $35 or less per year.

"The kids need something to do after school that's positive, so we provide a safe, fun, and positive environment and it's important for the parents because they need somewhere they can depend on to take their kids to," said Nick Feggans, Club Director of the Boys and Girls Club.

The new club features a teen wing, youth wing, game room, STEM lab, kitchen, art studio, two gyms, a squash center, outdoor sport courts, and an athletic field. It is also surrounded by hiking trails.

"The new spaces in the club were designed to inspire. So when you walk in the doors of the club, you can't help but imagine the possibilities for kids here," Lambert said. "The possibilities are endless."

The possibilities are endless for kids like Emran, who has attended the Boys and Girls Club for a few months. 

"It'll probably make a big impact on everyone. Probably at the start, it's not going to be that big, but then later on, it'll be bigger and bigger," he said.

He is also excited to play on the soccer field. He and another child, Ali, are excited to learn to cook in the kitchen. 

Ali said he didn't know how to cook yet, and Emran said he wanted to learn how to cook a beef wellington.

The $21.9 million facility will also be available to Albemarle County Public School students during non-club hours. 

"We couldn't think of a better investment in the community than investing in our kids," Oakey said.

The facility, which has been years in the making, will soon impact hundreds of kids, even ones from other clubs across Central Virginia.

"This building is going to allow us to have invitational events. We're going to be able to have teen summits here. Sometimes we have themed-based summits, like around financial literacy, or workforce development. We have STEM Olympics events," Lambert said. "We're going to be able to have kids from all six of our clubs come here for enrichment activities that wouldn't otherwise be possible."

The grand opening will take place in late April, and everyone involved is waiting with anticipation.

"The countdown is on. We know every day we're getting a day closer and the excitement is steadily growing," Feggans said. "The quote we're going with is it's alive, we're ready to go, we're happy it's no longer a rumor or a myth, and just taking it as it comes."

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