2018 March

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March 26, 2018

Youth of the Year Finalists: We would like to congratulate the amazing teen members who have been selected as our 2018 Youth of the Year finalists: Eben Butler, Elia Watler Barros, Nick Clements, Brianna O’Keefe, Ivanildo DaMoura, Brianna Irwin, Jocelyn Sammy, Will Hingston and Erica Correia. Each of these finalists will take part in an interview session before a panel of judges where we will choose the Girl of the Year, Boy of the Year and Youth of the Year. The Youth of the Year will then move on to represent our Club at the Massachusetts Youth of the Year event in Fall River in June. The winner there will go on to compete in the Regional and then National Youth of The Year competition between all the Boys & Girls Clubs in America. Good luck to all of the finalists and thank you for being such great role models to the younger members and your peers.

College Fellows: Our College Fellows program has some great events coming up in the next few weeks. Our March career event will be taking place on March 27th at 6PM and will focus on law and law enforcement.

April dates are:
April 3 – Seniors/Juniors
April 10 – Sophomore/Freshmen
April 24 – Career Series
All events take place at 6PM in the McLaughlin Clubhouse.

BGCD partners with the Operation Progress Scholarship program to provide four $10,000 college scholarships to active and deserving high school seniors. Applications are now available and are due by Friday, May 11th. For more information, or a copy of the application please contact Tricia Chapple at pchapple@bgcdorchester.org.

Spring Athletes: Our Spring programming will begin in April. Some of the athletics programs offered for the spring will include a new wrestling class on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6PM, indoor soccer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5PM, and Golf on Wednesdays at 6PM. We will also continue to have some favorites, like our body + fuel bootcamp class in partnership with the fitness center down the street from the Club, which members attend on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3:30PM, as well as fencing on Thursdays at 5:15PM at Moe Fencing Club in Somerville, non-contact boxing at the Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30PM, and basketball league for various ages at various times. Registration was held on March 20, but many programs still have spaces open. To sign up, contact Max at mbarbosa@bgcdorchester.org.


March 22 at 6PM

March 22 at 6PM

April 6 at 7PM
The Neighborhood Club of Quincy


March 5, 2018
We just wrapped up an unseasonably warm February Vacation week, and such a great time. During school vacations we are open all day, from 8:30-5:30, and had our full range of programming for those members who sign up for the week.
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We enjoyed playing outside on the basketball court; traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts to view and create artwork; taking on the batting cages at Fenway Park; meeting the challenge of a Boston Police Department bootcamp for teens. Field trips included the new movie Black Panther; and a college tour of the DC area for members in our College Fellows program. As always, we closed out the week with our annual Winter Carnival, with games, activities, a bouncy house, and tons of fun!

March 1, 2018
Please note: all spots for the Summer Fun Program are currently filled.

AGES: 5-12 (must be 5 as of September 1st, 2017)
DATES: Monday, July 9th – Friday, August 10th
HOURS:  8:30a.m.-5:30p.m. 
FEE: $400 for ages 7-12
          $450 for ages 5 & 6
Registrants must attend a mandatory Summer Program orientation in June in order to be officially enrolled in the program

The Summer Program is open to all members, but has special registration which is first-come, first-served. Please try to make it to the earliest registration date you can if you want to get a spot, because they do fill up quickly. If spots fill up in the first day or two, we will not hold the subsequent registration hours. We have a limited amount of spots for each age group, and some age groups fill up quicker than others. If you have multiple children there is a chance you may get a spot for one child but not the other if that age group is already full.

If a child is not currently a member (having registered for membership and paid the $5 fee THIS school year), you will have to fill out a general membership application sheet as well as the Summer Program enrollment form during the Summer registration hours. You can sign up for both at the same time. All members registering for the Summer Program will have to attend a Summer Program Orientation to be held in June, even if you have already attended a general membership orientation at some point this school year.

If you are not currently a member you will need to bring a birth certificate (proof of age) and the $5 registration fee in order to receive membership, and be prepared to pay the Summer Program fee when enrolling.

If you are already a member you will just need to bring the Summer Program fee.

Summer Program Registration Dates & Times

Saturday, March 10th – 9:00-1:00pm

Monday, March 12th – 9:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, March 13th – 4:00-8:00pm