Lawrence Boys and Girls Club


Volunteers Diana Bourgeois and Laura Jordan Inspire Love of Reading at BGCL

Diana Bourgeois had long been familiar with BGCL as a resident of neighboring North Andover, so it was the first organization that came to mind when she wanted to share her love of reading with children. + Read More

BGCL Honors Andover Resident Holly Jenkins with Paul Cronin Award

Holly Jenkins, who has been a mentor for six years at BGCL, was presented with the 2014 Paul Cronin Award on Jan. 13. The ceremony took place at the Club’s annual dinner honoring mentors and their youth protégés, in recognition of January as National Mentoring Month. + Read More

Bentley University ALPFA Chapter Delivers Joy and Gifts to BGCL

When Bentley University’s chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals For America decided in November to sponsor a toy drive for BGCL, the students initially planned to give a gift to every one of the 70 youth members at the Beacon Club location. After raising $1,200, however, they purchased more than 50 items that can be enjoyed by all the Club kids. + Read More

Santa Distributes Donated Gifts to 650 BGCL Members

Santa Claus distributed donated toys and gift cards to more than 650 BGCL members at the annual holiday party on Dec. 19. + Read More

Our Success

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

More than 4,000 community service hours were performed by Club youth in 2013.

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 Director of Development Dennis McCarthy at 978.683.2747, ext. 118.

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Latest Videos


Healthy Living Episode One

Healthy Living of the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club got together to make a Confetti Orzo Salad dish.

Andover Breadloaf 2012

Video highlighting the Breadloaf 2012 conference "How to Eat a Poem"

Great Futures Start Here

See Ron Howard's new Public Service Announcement for Boys & Girls Clubs

Inclusive Recreation

A collaborative effort with the kids from the Boys & Girls Club and disabled children from CLASS.

The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence

Testimonials from volunteers and graduates of what the club means.

The Youth Is The Future

Self-produced video by Victor Martinez.