Dorchester Reporter News: March 22

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

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


March 22 at 6PM

March 22 at 6PM

April 6 at 7PM
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