Is to enable all young people of Greater Lawrence, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is the premier youth development agency in northeastern Massachusetts. More than 4,400 boys and girls find refuge at the club every year and participate in positive and constructive activities. On average, 520 youth participate in our programs daily.
With an unprecedented seven national awards for program excellence and two National Youth of the Year, the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence has a proven track record of helping young people develop to their full potential and become productive and successful members of society.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence operates two facilities. Our main facility is located at 136 Water Street in Lawrence. This site is within walking distance of three public housing projects, making it easily accessible to youth.
The Beacon Club is located in the Beacon Projects in South Lawrence, making our award-winning programs available to youth who live in this public housing complex. It provides programs and services to approximately 300 children per year.
The dedicated staff and volunteers of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence have one common goal: to help as many children as possible break the cycle of poverty by giving them access to essential educational opportunities and directing them to recreational and character development programs.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is the only club in the country (among 4,200) that has had four members go to the National Youth of the Year competition.