Lawrence Boys and Girls Club


BGCL Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner for 450 Youth Members

The traditional holiday dinner was donated and prepared by the Exchange Club of Lawrence and served by longtime volunteers. + Read More

Kevin Bartlett, Noelia Guadalupe Bare-Mobley and Douglas Naffah Inducted Into Alumni Hall of Fame

Douglas Naffah, Kevin Bartlett and Noelia Guadalupe Bare-Mobley have been inducted into the BGCL Alumni Hall of Fame. Established to honor the personal and professional achievements of some of the club’s notable graduates, the Alumni Hall of Fame inspires youth members who are striving to make their own mark in the community and beyond. + Read More

New England Patriots Special Teamer Justin Bethel Distributes Donated Turkeys

Justin Bethel, special teams standout on the New England Patriots, distributed donated turkeys to approximately 75 club families on Saturday, November 23. + Read More

Bread Loaf inspires creativity and confidence in Elements of Hip Hop conference

Artists in the community helped to lead sessions including history of social justice, music production, art of rap, dance, graffiti and spoken word. + 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…BGCL and University of Notre Dame prevent summer learning loss

Summer Service Learning Program volunteer Matthew Nguyen challenges youth members with brain games.

Did you know…BGCL hosts SAT prep classes included in the membership fee

Travis Minor, founder of Open Door Education, describes how new skills and knowledge translate into success beyond the classroom

Did you know…club volunteers are inspiring careers

Raytheon engineer Meredith Monaco describes her vision for Girl Lab!, a STEM club for middle school girls.

Did you know…BGCL is fighting childhood obesity

Watch our club kids rock healthy living.

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.

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