Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Since 1972 we have offered daily access to a broad range of programs developed and tested by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
We are dedicated to ensuring all children have access to high quality care and enrichment at an affordable price and we maintain a very affordable programs and membership along with scholarship opportunities. Currently, we operate 2 Clubhouses, 3 Licensed Afterschool programs, and 2 Teen Centers.
Recent accomplishments include investing in capital & staff at all levels. We brought in more Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs from teaching young children carpentry to building computers. This also included launching a series of Girls STEAM and empowerment initiatives, increasing the number of young women interested in those fields. We're expanding social work programs such as Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to prevent any more youth from becoming a victim of the opiate crisis; food insecurity programs so no child goes hungry; and family outreach programs such as support for grandparents raising again, recent immigrants with language difficulties, and for families with children on the autism spectrum.
These accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In the past two years we have received the Bridgestone Tires Driving Great Futures Award for program quality and increased attendance at our Clubs, the Catalyst for Change Club Advocacy Champion Award for advocacy of youth issues in the state and region, the 2018 Massachusetts Creator Award for Civic Engagement, and our Board of Directors received the League of Eagles award by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their level of involvement. Locally we have received the business of the year award from the Chamber of Commerce and the partner of the year award from the local Scholarship Foundation.
Finally, please know we are operating during COVID-19 with a series of appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all our members. We are providing childcare from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. This includes allowing children to attend their virtual schooling at our Clubs and providing them 3 meals/snacks a day. It has been described as a “lifesaver” by our parents, many are in retail, food services, municipal employees, and so on. They simply cannot afford to stay home and monitor their children.
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Since 1972 we have offered daily access to a broad range of programs developed and tested…