SML Good Neighbors, Inc. was started by members of four churches with deep concerns about children in our rural Virginia community. In Virginia, as in the rest of our nation, the rate of poverty in rural communities is over 13.5%. We currently serve students from 20 local schools who are from families with limited resources. We provide out of school educational programming at no cost to families. Leadership development internship opportunities are provided each summer. We recruit students from across the Country and across all program areas.