Recent News

MFYC Best of Youth
The Best of Youth
Feb 28, 2019

Mary and Frances Youth Center aces service for kids and community programs.

MFYC's YPQI Process to Play Role in Mayor's After-School Initiative
Sep 24, 2018

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced plans Aug. 29 to expand after-school programming for Richmond Public Schools students.

Pedaling toward discovery
Pedaling Toward Discovery
Aug 21, 2018

Camps help middle schoolers prepare for the upcoming year and their future .

Summer Camps 2018
Center Helps Shine Light on Summer Youth Programs While Providing Key Resources to Organizers
Jun 6, 2018

Two new efforts are making it simpler both for university officials organizing programs to understand their responsibilities and for interested members of the public seeking fun camps and other youth programs.

YPQI Funding
Youth Partnership Receives New Funds for Out-of-School Efforts
Jan 18, 2018

More than $100,000 in funds will support youth programs in improving their quality and capacity to teach, engage and empower youth.

Richmond YPQI Celebrates Successful Year
Sep 17, 2017

60 Youth-Serving Programs Participated.

Police Help Richmond Campers Beat the Heat
Jul 28, 2017

On July 19, officers and academy recruits from the VCU and Richmond Police departments met with campers at MFYC.

Lobs & Lessons Celebrates 8th Year of Young Aces QuickStart Tennis Tournament
Apr 20, 2017

More than 200 fourth and fifth graders from Richmond will showcase their QuickStart tennis skills April 27 at the eighth annual Young Aces Open at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mary and Frances Youth Center.

MFYC Welcomes Kristin Parson as YPQI Information Specialist
Feb 6, 2017

Parson will contribute to the implementation of the Youth Program Quality Intervention program through data management and analysis.

MFYC Unveils Upgraded Tennis Courts
Jun 29, 2016

The center completed the $34,000 refurbishment of its two 8-year-old outdoor hard courts last week.

MFYC Welcomes Alyssa King as New Program Specialist
Apr 3, 2016

King will assist in coordinating the Discovery program and is responsible for the management of the Safety and Protection of Minors Policy on campus.

MFYC Garners Innovation Award from USTA Mid-Atlantic
Dec 16, 2015

The honor for “embracing change as a strategy to grow tennis” comes after years of service to the Richmond community.

Tennis for Young Professionals Events Set for Sept. 30, Oct. 22
Aug 25, 2015

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at MFYC, located at 120 South Linden Street on the VCU Monroe Park Campus.

Register for Fall Open Tennis Program
Aug 25, 2015

The Open Tennis Program is offered to rising first through sixth graders for seven sessions on Thursdays, October 8 to November 19.

Discovery Program Featured in RVA News Article
Jul 9, 2015

The article highlights the service of VCU students Helen Westergren and Elisa Rudolph who are hosting their own week-long day camp for adolescents in grades 6-8 as part of 1708 Gallery’s 10 x 10 series.

MFYC Staff Attends Ready by 21 National Meeting
Apr 8, 2015

The annual event brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work and life.

Registration Open for Youth Center Camps
Mar 26, 2015

The Mary and Frances Youth Center will offer summer programming for rising Kindergarteners through ninth graders June 22 through July 17, 2015.

Middle School Clinic Hosts VCU Tennis Teams, Tennis Pro
Mar 10, 2015

The Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC) hosted a Middle School Collegiate Clinic March 3 at the youth center and Thalhimer Tennis Center.

MFYC Spring 2015 Newsletter
Feb 11, 2015

Get the latest news and updates about various youth activities at the center and volunteer spotlights from the Mary and Frances Youth Center.

Lobs & Lights Sets Tennis Courts A-Glow
Dec 1, 2014

"Lobs & Lights," a 10th anniversary celebration of the VCU Mary and Frances Youth Center's Lobs & Lessons youth tennis program, was held Oct. 25.