Here at BGCD, we have been working hard to find ways to support our members and their families; both internally and through outside resources. At this time we will be closed for a 2 week period of time, which may change as we follow the guidelines set forth by the State and accordance with the CDC recommendations to “flatten the curve”. Our #1 priority is the well-being of our members and the families we serve. We know this is an unsettling time, but you do not have to face this alone. You can reach out at any time (see below) and one of us will get back to you .

BGCD Family Resources and Program Information

BGCD Support Line & Email
Families who are facing challenges and need assistance, please call (617)288-7120 and dial ext. (4444) You can leave a message and a member of our leadership team will return your call. You can also email members of our leadership at and someone will respond to you within 24 hours.

BGCD Programming & Activities @ Home
Our staff are currently working on a schedule of activities and programs that we will be live-streaming and posting for members to participate at home through our Facebook and YouTube social media platforms. Check out this week’s schedule here.

Your response to BGCD’s virtual programs has been great! BGCD plans to do more for our community, so we’ll be hosting interactive programs led by Club staff in the coming weeks. Please complete this waiver and watch our website and social channels for schedules and new releases. 

*Additional resources can be found under the Safety Tab on our website. From all of us at BGCD stay safe and well!

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

Find out what's inside

Our three clubhouses are places for Dorchester’s young people to learn, explore talents, play and make friends.


Programs to meet every child’s needs:

Drop-In Membership includes a rotation of after-school activities with an open-door policy for all members, for only $5 per year. Programming in education, healthy lifestyles, character & leadership, and Safe Summer Streets, with an emphasis on social-emotional learning.

Early Education serves children as young as 8 weeks in a year-round educational setting that continues through Kindergarten.

School-Aged Care is our more structured option for after-school care.

In addition to after-school rotations, every member is invited to register for Evening Enrichment Programs that focus on a specific academic or physical activity, like athletics, swimming, art, music, and more. We offer over 200 programs.

Healthy meals are included in membership, and we serve more than 300 meals per night during the school year and over 700 meals per day during our summer months.

We encourage the educational and social enrichment of children with special needs through Project B.I.N.D. (Boston Inclusion Network for Disabilities).

Become a member!

Youth Served​

From 2 months to 18 years old.

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Strengthening the mind & body.

Kids Served Meals​

Every weekday during the school year.

$ 0
Membership Fee

For the whole year.

Supported in a large part by:

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Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center

1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
M-F 2-8PM

Marr Clubhouse

35 Deer Street
Dorchester MA 02125
M-F 2-8PM

Walter Denney Youth Center

Harbor Point Apartment Complex
270 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester MA 02125
M-F 2-8PM

Phone & Email

Phone: 617.288.7120
Fax: 617.288.8221

Established in 1974 as the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is dedicated to making a positive impact on the youth and their families in our community. Inside our three clubhouses we are a place for Dorchester’s young people to learn, explore talents, play and make friends. Today, as always, our members between ages five and 18 have access to 200+ activities for just $5 a year.

Contact Us

    1135 Dorchester Avenue
    Dorchester, MA 02125
  • 617-288-7120

Photographs by Ken Rivard Photography