CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- For the first time since 2019, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia held a Teen Summit. The Boys and Girls Club spent their day helping local nonprofits further their commitment to the community. 

Today’s Teen Summit was themed “The Impact of Community Service.” Members of the club completed community service projects at organizations including the SPCA and the Habitat Store.

One of the big initiatives today was helping build stairs for the Free Book Bus, which will help the efficiency of the bus. 

“The Boys and Girls Clubs are building me a set of exit stairs from the back, because when I do large events it’s pretty crowded with everyone trying to get on and off the front entrance. So this way there will be an in and an out with the steps they build, ” said Director of The Free Book Bus Sharon Stone

Stone said with these stairs, she will reach more young readers. The Teen Summit offers a multitude of opportunities for young community members to develop leadership skills, and work alongside their peers towards a common good.

The Boys and Girls Club looks forward to having more events with teens in the coming weeks.