About MFYC

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.

Each year, more than 900 youth are served at the center, and more than 220 volunteers commit 1,260 volunteer hours to MFYC.


The Mary and Frances Youth Center will be a regional leader in university-community collaboration for positive youth development.


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


  • Empower youth to broaden their expectations in life
  • Inspire youth to identify and engage their talents
  • Support youth in strengthening their life skills