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Making an Impact

  • Provides college counseling and scholarship assistance for high school members. More than 500 members have attended or are attending such prestigious colleges as Harvard University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, Brown University, Holy Cross, Boston College, Tufts University, Endicott College, Bates College, Middlebury College, Lafayette University, and UMass Amherst.
  • Provides prep school counseling and scholarship assistance to members. More than 600 members have attended or are attending private prep schools including Phillips Andover, Phillips Exeter, Proctor Academy, Kimball Union Academy, Central Catholic, Tilton School, and Brooks School – all on scholarships.
  • Lists two National Youth of the Year and two first runner-up National Youth of the Year among its alumni – the only club in the United States with more than one finalist for that honor.
  • Has received seven national awards for programming excellence – programs replicated by clubs across the nation.
  • Has been recognized by Dan Lungren, then the California Attorney General, who has included our Academic Basketball Awareness (ABA) Camp in a special documentary film narrated by James Earl Jones.
  • Has been recognized in Newsweek Magazine and the Atlanta Constitution for its successful pregnancy prevention program that is being copied in several major cities in the nation.
  • Has been recognized by then Senator Joseph Biden of the Senate Judiciary Committee for having one of the most effective gang prevention programs in the country.
  • Operates two facilities and serves more than 4,000 members per year, 60 percent of whom live in one-parent families and many living at or below the poverty level.
  • Provides supper for close to 350 kids nightly.
  • 100% of high school seniors graduate and go on to college.
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Did You Know?

Since 1991 four members of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence have been recognized by the President of the United States in the Oval Office.