Lawrence Boys and Girls Club


Donations Sought for Inaugural Coach Bert Hammel Scholarship Fund

The inaugural Coach Bert Hammel Scholarship will be among more than $70,000 in college scholarships distributed to current BGCL members and alumni at the graduation party on Friday, June 17. + Read More

Local Youths Share Musical Talents at BGCL

At ages 12 and 14, respectively, Sabrina Lee of North Andover and Debbie Hsiao of Andover could be members of BGCL. Instead, they are volunteering to teach the keyboard to other kids at the club who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to learn the instrument. + Read More

BGCL Presents Grants to Local Nonprofits Through Highland Street Youth Philanthropy Initiative

With funding from the Highland Street Foundation Youth Philanthropy Initiative, a group of BGCL youth members presented $2,500 grants on June 1 to two Lawrence-based organizations: the Psychological Center and Essex Art Center. + Read More

Andover Father and Son Enjoy Meet and Greet with Red Sox Announcer Dave O’Brien

Peter Paglia of Andover and his 12-year-old son, Joey, talked baseball with broadcaster Dave O’Brien during the Boston Red Sox’s 9-1 defeat of the Cleveland Indians on May 21. The Red Sox play-by-play announcer donated the visit to the NESN television booth, plus four loge box seats to the game, to the gala auction benefiting BGCL on April 2. + 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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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.