2019 January

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January 15, 2019

DORCHESTER, MA — Teen members of the Keystone Club kicked off a five week winter session of cooking classes with our friends at Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. Now in it’s third year, the partnership has yielded a variety of hands-on cooking courses that educate teens around nutrition, cooking technique, recipe literacy, trying new flavors, ingredients, and more. The current session, all about healthy snacks, will be followed by another five week class in the late winter and early spring.

Our teens are looking to take the skills learned within the classes to be able to teach younger members similar skills on-site at BGCD. For more information on the Keystone Club, or any of our other Teen Programs please contact Deron Hines at dhines@bgcdorchester.org.


January 7, 2019

BOSTON, MA — Dorchester native, seventeen-year-old Jared Hill first started coming to Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester at the age of six. The leadership and sense of responsibility he saw in staff members when he was younger made Jared sure that one day he wanted to take on the same kind of role.

Today, Jared works as a junior staff member leading the music council. He helps the members who pass through the music room with many different things ranging from instrument instruction, homework help, or even assisting fellow teens with recording an album for their AP Literature assignment.

Jared describes how the opportunity to be creative and explore different interests is available in every department of the Club. He explains how it was through these programs and the support of the staff that he realized how much he enjoys the sense of the creation and that it inspired him to now pursue a career in Architectural Design as he begins to apply to colleges.

Jared states, “All of the resources we have here at the Club really change people and most importantly, changes what people see in themselves. This place is special; to me it’s like a family.”

January 7, 2019

DORCHESTER, MA — In November, Club members were invited to the premier of the new movie “Instant Family” starring former BGCD member, Mark Walhberg. The movie is about a couple who find themselves in over their heads after stumbling into the world of foster care adoption and end up adopting three children.

Our Club members had a fantastic time at the movie premier and had some great reviews of the movie! Many thanks to Mark Wahlberg and the Mark Walhberg Youth Foundation for making this amazing opportunity available to our members.

Check out interview with him and some of Club kids below!


January 2, 2019


Winter Athletic Programs: This Winter our Athletic program will be offering intramural basketball leagues as follows: Boys 11 & U Low Rim, Girls 12 & U Low Rim and a 15 & U Co-ed division. These games will take place weeknights at 6:00 p.m. or later.

In addition we will see the return of our Girls TMX Non-Contact Boxing Class on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. as well as 2 co-ed Classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. For those interested in cross-training we offer classes at Body & Fuel three afternoons a week at 3:30 p.m. Lastly, we will have 2 All-Star teams competing in the NENEAPC League competing against Clubs in the region.

For more information, or to register please contact Mike Joyce at mjoyce@bgcdorchester.org.


Keystone Volunteers at Senior’s First Night: Members of BGCD’s Keystone Club volunteered at the City of Boston’s First Night event for Senior Citizen’s this past Friday. The annual event saw 2,300 Seniors hosted by the Seaport World Trade Center.

Keystone members helped serve meals to those attending. Currently our Keystone members are prepping for the New Year with their Annual MLK First Responders Event, Milk Street Kitchen Cooking Classes and helping out with the Challenger Basketball program. Please contact our new Teen Director, Deron Hines, at dhines@bgcdorchester.org to learn more about how you or your teen can get involved with the Keystone Club and the many other activities offered through the teen program.


BGCD receives donation from Painters & Allied Trades District Council #35: Representatives from the Painters & Allied Trades District Council #35 stopped by BGCD prior to the holidays to present a donation in support of our Rodman Ride for Kids team. In addition, the Council sponsored a Toy Drive for Club members and families which were also presented and subsequently distributed to members and families. Many thanks to the members of District Council #35 who have supported our Rodman Ride for Kids team the past two years and to all the members who supported the Toy Drive. To learn more about ways you can get involved with the Club or our upcoming events, please visit www.bgcdorchester. org/specialevents/.


Marr-lins Swim Meet
at Woburn BGC
January 5

Challengers Basketball

January 6

Shawnee Peak Ski Trip
January 12

College Fellows Scholarship Night

January 22