Lawrence Boys and Girls Club


BGCL Welcomes Jarad Harris as Assistant Director of Education

Club alum Jarad Harris has been appointed as assistant director of education at BGCL. + Read More

2014 NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams gives back to ABA Camp

Each year, our Academic Awareness Basketball (ABA) campers are treated to guest speakers who inspire them with personal stories of hard work, perseverance, education, and hope. This year, they heard from one of their own. + Read More

BGCL Reduces Summer Learning Loss with Support from Essex County Community Foundation

The eight-week summer program is underway at BGCL, thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the Essex County Community Foundation’s Betty Beland Greater Lawrence Summer Fund. + Read More

BGCL Golf Tournament Exceeds $150,000

Approximately 220 golfers raised more than $150,000 at the 36th annual BGCL Golf Tournament on June 15 at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover. The golf tournament is one of BGCL’s largest fundraisers, providing a significant portion of the annual operating budget for critical programs focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and community involvement for more than 3,800 youth members at two locations. + 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.