Lawrence Boys and Girls Club


River Sharks Make BGCL History at Sectionals

Elvin R.,captain of the BGCL River Sharks swim team, says he trained “with a fire in my body” all season for another chance at capturing the New England Boys & Girls Clubs Sectional Championships. + Read More

BGCL Honors Samantha Berard with Paul Cronin Award

As a volunteer tutor for the past five years, Samantha Berard has assisted youth members with homework and school projects, helped them study for tests, read with them and simply spent time being a good and caring listener. Recently it was the club's turn to give back in recognizing her with the Paul Cronin Award. + Read More

Zuleydy P. Named 2019 Youth of the Year

Ever since Zuleydy P. can remember, the importance of education was stressed at home by her mother, Dominga Castro, and reinforced at BGCL where she has been a member since age 7. + Read More

BGCL Welcomes New Board President and Member

Kevin McGovern of Boston was elected as president and Natasha Ballou of Andover as a member of the Board of Directors at the recent BGCL annual meeting. + 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


Did you know…our club alumni are famous!

Kiara Pichardo stars in a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial alongside Bruin David Pastrnak.

Did you know…club kids inspire through creative arts

Alicia L. reads her poem, “Rise Up and Shine,” from a recent Slice of Bread Loaf workshop.

Did you know…club kids teach one another

Ronald L. says sharing his computer skills “makes me feel accomplished.”

Did you know… club kids excel at video game design

Rafdy C. reveals how his new skills have increased his confidence.
7 Year old changed her life

A 7-year-old changed my life

Anya Housianitis describes the CCHS Marist Mentor program’s impact.
Volunteer of the year award

2018 Volunteer of the Year Award

CCHS Marist Mentor program is still going strong at BGCL.
Alumni speak out

Alumni speak out

Five alumni describe how the club helped them become the adults they are proud to be today.
BGCL Walkathon

Julio fundraises for BGCL Walkathon

Julio M. has raised $63 to support the club.

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