2018 June

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June 19, 2018

Comcast Fair Play Day: We had a fun day last Thursday when Comcast came to the Clubs for Fair Play Day. Comcast NBC Sports are premiering a new documentary on June 29th at 8PM, called “Fair Play: Youth Sports in America” an inside look at the multi-faceted world of organized sports. As a lead up to the premier, they are partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs around the country to put on these fun days of play and conversation with youth in America. We’re beyond grateful that NBC Sports Boston in partnership with United Way presented us with a $50,000 check as part of the event. The kids had a great time playing games, getting to meet and play with basketball star Brian Scalabrine and soccer star Charlie Davies, and discussing all things sports! We definitely suggest checking out the documentary when it airs at the end of the month on NBC.

Deloitte Family Fun: Last Friday we had a fun morning with Deloitte. Volunteers came for a Family Fun Day at the Marr Clubhouse, for their annual Impact Day. Impact Day is a celebration of Deloitte’s year-round commitment to local communities. Firms around the world host Impact Day activities where Deloitte professionals spend the day volunteering. For us, they set up bouncy houses, activities, and snacks, and all our early education members and families had a chance to play and enjoy. We also invited the families who have taken part in playgroups with Countdown to Kindergarten. It took place from 9AM-1PM and the kids (and adults) had a blast. Thank you so much to Deloitte for continuously supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and our community by volunteering year after year and getting out to participate in the neighborhood!

Member Recognition Night: Each year we host a Member Recognition Night at the end of the school year for all our Clubhouses. This year’s event will be on June 21st at the Marr Clubhouse gym. Family and friends are invited to join us for refreshments while gathering to celebrate the achievements of our members throughout the year. Recognition is an important part of the Boys & Girls Club framework for positive youth development, and we strive to ensure that members at Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester are recognized for their effort and achievements throughout the year in front of their peers and in front of their family and friends. Awards are given for each program area, including sports, the arts, leadership, etc. Tickets to the recognition night dinner are available at the Clubs for families who would like to attend.


UPCOMING EVENTS

ARTS BASH
June 14

LAST DAY OF PROGRAMMING
June 15

MEMBER RECOGNITION NIGHT
June 21

SUMMER FUN PROGRAM
July 9 – August 10
for pre-registered members ages 5-12

SAFE SUMMER STREETS
July 9 – August 10
for teens ages 13-18



June 7, 2018

Summer Programs: Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is gearing up for summer programming! The last day of regular after-school programming is June 15th, and after that we have a couple of weeks off before beginning our Summer Fun Program. The Summer Fun Program runs from July 9 – August 10, from 8:30AM-5:30PM daily. (The program is currently full and is not accepting any more registrants.) In addition to the Summer Fun Program we also host a special week at Camp Northbound for 150 members and staff which is sponsored by the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. To close out the summer 150 kids and staff will travel to Disney World, thanks to the Rodman Disney for Kids program. We also are proud to help place over 100 teens per year in summer jobs. There’s truly something for everyone this summer at BGCD!

Summer Food: Each year, because we take part in the Summer Food Service Program, we must post the following NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ARTS BASH
June 14

LAST DAY OF PROGRAMMING
June 15

MEMBER RECOGNITION NIGHT
June 21

SUMMER FUN PROGRAM
July 9 – August 10
for pre-registered members ages 5-12

SAFE SUMMER STREETS
July 9 – August 10
for teens ages 13-18


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June 1, 2018

Thank you to all our supporters for making our 25th Anniversary New England Women’s Leadership Awards event such a success this year! We honored four amazing women, Denise Burgess, Sandra Fenwick, Melissa Reilly, and Lorrie Higgins this year. We’re thrilled to have raised over $500,000 for the Club thanks to supporters like you, and our extremely generous sponsors.

Please check out some photos from the event below.



All photos are by Flavio D Photography.