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Registration Open for BGCL Take Action Walkathon on October 15

To give back to the club which taught him so many business and life skills, Attorney Socrates De La Cruz is leading a team from the Lawrence Bar Association in the fourth annual BGCL Take Action Walkathon on Sunday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the club. + Read More

BGCL Alumna Honored with A.C.E. Award from Exchange Club of Lawrence

Bryanna Matias, a longtime BGCL member, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship as a local winner of the A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award from the Exchange Club of Lawrence. + Read More

BGCL Receives New Bikes from Copyright Clearance Center

Forty-eight BGCL youth members are the proud owners of new bikes, thanks to the generous donation from Copyright Clearance Center in Danvers. + Read More

New Balance Sponsors Engineering Summer Camp for BGCL Members

BGCL members Marielis Rodriguez and Yoangelis Diaz recently attended a week-long summer camp through generous scholarships from New Balance which reinforced their desire to pursue engineering as a career. + 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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Rosa Reynoso Inspires

2016 Youth of the Year Rosa Reynoso describes how BGCL has changed her life.
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Sophia’s Corner

Club kid Sophia P. enjoys the club’s supper program.
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Sophia does her homework

Youth member Sophia P. does her homework with the help of the club’s volunteer tutors.
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Sophia on the swim team

Of all the club activities, youth member Sophia P. most enjoys swimming.
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Club kid Sophia P. opens presents she received during the club’s Christmas party.
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A Slice of Bread Loaf Summer 2016

Campers created artwork, poetry, and more under the theme #ExpressYourself.

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