Lawrence Boys and Girls Club


BGCL Welcomes New Board Members

Seth Kipp and Samantha Sullivan were elected as board members at BGCL's recent annual meeting. + Read More

Tuscan Brands Donates Christmas Dinner and Gifts to Youth Members

Tuscan Brands and other longtime club supporters made Christmas a holiday to remember for BGCL youth members. + Read More

Joel Javier Named 2019 BGCL Youth of the Year

When Joel Javier was 13 years old, he says he didn't get good grades and was sometimes picked on due to his "awkwardness." His parents gave him a summer BGCL membership, and to his relief, he quickly found a group of friends with common interests at the Clubhouse Network Computer Lab. + Read More

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

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 includes swim and water safety lessons in membership fee

Aquatics programs include swim lessons, snorkeling, surfing, paddleboarding and the swim team.

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.”

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