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A donation made today will directly link programming and resources to our kids. Your support will allow us to continue to provide innovative and exceptional programming. Your ongoing support supplies a steady stream of income so the Club can sustain the services provided to our families.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

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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).

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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.

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Membership Fee

For the whole year.

4 Star Charity Navigator

Supported in a large part by:

Guidestar Gold Nonprofit Participation

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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.

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