Dorchester Reporter News August 2

August 2, 2018
BGCD Board Chair and Boston Business Journal’s Social Leadership Award recipient, Lee Michael Kennedy (R), pictured with fellow Board Member, Kevin Chapman (C), and BGCD President and CEO, Bob Scannell (L).

Interns from the Office of Attorney General Maura Healy visited BGCD to help us host our World Record Day. Activities included Jenga Towers, Pie Eating, Egg Toss and more!


BGCD Members Compete in NFTE Entrepreneurship Challenge: Fifteen Club members of BGCD entered their business plans in the NFTE Biz-Academy Entreprenuership Challenge last Friday.

Throughout the 2 week summer Biz-Academy, each student came up with a business idea of their own ranging from an actual product, to an app, to a service. Each plan explains exactly what the product is, all of the expenses and costs, who their market is and how they’ll attract customers.

Judah, the winner, will now be entered into the video round online against all of the other students who won Biz-Academies across the country. Winners of this video round move on to NFTE’s National Competition in NYC against students who won regional competitions during their school year programs.


BPD & BGCD Olympics Event: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Boston Police Department and several other local Boys & Girls Clubs are
joining forces to put on an amazing Olympic and World Cup themed event!

This Friday August 3rd at Madison Park in Roxbury, different Club teams will rotate through various stations with the chance to participate and compete in tons of fun activities such as an obstacle course, limbo, around the world, turbo javelin, corn hole and more!

At the event we will be joined by the BPD Officers, Special Olympics and New England Revolution, who will assist in running all of the numerous activities. The event will also feature a cookout with great food options thanks to Fresh Truck and the BPD Ice Cream Truck.


Ride With Us: As part of the Rodman Disney for Kids Program, 150 children will travel to Disney World in Orlando, Florida this August with BGCD for an once in a lifetime unforgettable experience. The program is funded by the incredible generosity of our Board Member, Don Rodman, and the many friends who support his efforts. This gives members of our Clubs opportunites and memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to the Disney for Kids Progam, Don Rodman also sponsors and supports Theatre for Kids and the Rodman Ride for Kids.

We are looking for members to join our Rodman Ride team! This is a great opportunity to give back to your community and support BGCD – a win, win! To be part of our BGCD team, please contact Patty Lamb at or visit our website at


Boston PD & BGCD Olympics Event
August 3

Field Day at Walter Denney Youth Center
August 10

Camp Northbound
August 18 – 23