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BGCL Receives Above and Beyond Award for Excellence from The Women’s Fund of Essex County

November 09, 2017

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence has been presented with the 2017 Above and Beyond Award for Excellence by the Founders Circle of The Women's Fund of Essex County. The honor comes with a $25,000 grant.

According to Lynn Bryant, advisory board president of The Women's Fund of Essex County, the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence was chosen because its programming for children and teens is so outstanding that it goes above and beyond to meet the need. The club provides a safe, after-school haven for more than 4,000 youths to come for nightly meals, homework help, fitness and nutrition programs, college and career planning and lasting personal relationships at two locations.

"The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is more than a place for kids to go after school," Bryant said. "We have always been impressed by its demonstrated commitment to the health and success of each child in the community."

"We are very appreciative to the Founders Circle of The Women's Fund of Essex County for this generous award," said Markus Fischer, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. "Ninety-five percent of our funding comes from local individuals and organizations. This significant gift will go a long way toward helping us keep our doors open to the city's most disadvantaged youth."

 

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