Lawrence Boys and Girls Club


Littleton Residents Help Fund Literacy Programming and Free Book Distribution at BGCL

Bruce Hauben and Joyce Brinton grew up in homes full of books complemented by frequent trips to the library with their parents. Since learning three years ago that many BGCL youth members don't have similar opportunities, they have pledged their annual commitment to funding literacy-based programming through the club's education center. + Read More

BGCL Offers Extended Hours for Ages 13-18 Through Summer Nights Initiative

BGCL is one of several youth-based organizations which is offering extended operating hours through the state’s Summer Nights Initiative. + Read More

ABA Camp is Cancelled This Summer

Please join our extended BGCL family in sending healing thoughts and prayers for ABA Camp founder Bert Hammel’s recovery from heart surgery. + Read More

BGCL Presents $5,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits Through Highland Street Foundation

With funding from the Highland Street Foundation Youth Philanthropy Initiative, BGCL youth members recently presented $5,000 in grants to three Lawrence-based organizations. + Read More

Our Success

96% of our teen members graduate from high school and go on to college.

More than 6,000 community service hours were performed by Club youth in 2014.

100% of our kids learn respect, fair play, and personal responsibility.

Our Challenge

Our successful programs attract more than 500 kids daily.

More families than ever rely on us for meals and a safe place for their kids.

State and local budget cuts hurt youth development funding.

Every child matters, and every child is our future.

Our Need

Join in our mission to help some of the poorest children in the Commonwealth. We make a difference in the lives of these children by giving them hope, direction, programs, services, and love.

It costs $850 to provide one child with recreational and educational support for a year. Can you help?

For more information, call Executive Director Markus Fischer at 978.683.2747, ext. 111.

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