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May 28, 2019

BOSTON, MA – On Sunday May 19, members of the Keystone Club joined Teen Director, Deron Hines, to volunteer at the MR8 annual Spring Service Day event. The event was hosted at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute and included on-site and off-site service opportunities for individuals and families. The theme for this year’s Spring Service Day was creating a better world for young people.

The projects focused on positively impacting youth populations who may find themselves in need of extra support. Keystone members assisted with set-up, guest directions, volunteer projects and clean-up. They also learned about the direct impact that their work has on the lives of young people who need the support.

For more information on the Keystone Club, or our other Teen Programs, please contact Deron Hines at dhines@bgcdorchester.org.


May 21, 2019

DORCHESTER, MA – Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the Youth of
the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester youth as well as a
voice for our community. We would like to congratulate these outstanding teen members who have been selected as our 2019 Youth of the Year finalists: Jared Hill, Clare McCarthy, Nick Clements, Jocelyn Sammy, Will Hingston, Kathleen Ryan, Sean Simmons, Audra Garvey and Viet Ta. On behalf of BGCD, thank you for everything that you do for our community.

Out of these finalists, we would like to give special recognition to Jared Hill, Boy of the Year,
Jocelyn Sammy, Girl of the Year, and Nick Clements, Youth of the Year.

Nick represented our Clubs as one of forty-two candidates at the annual event held in Worcester which recognizes all of the local winners and continues the process to select a state Youth of the Year to move on to the regional competition. We are proud to see his accomplishments being recognized!


May 21, 2019

BOSTON, MA — On May 9th BGCD celebrated the 26th Annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards . This year the Club honored Kenell Broomstein, Business Agent at the IBEW Local 103, Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Staff to the CEO of State Street and Noelle Lambert, founder of The Born To Run Foundation. Each of our honorees serves as an incredible role model for members of BGCD.

Also participating were special guest speaker Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Event Chair, Colette Phillips of Colette Phillips Communications, and Emcee, Lisa Hughes of WBZ-TV. We are so incredibly proud of all our members who were greeters, created art, performed on stage and spoke to make this such a special evening.


May 7, 2019

DORCHESTER, MA — Six BGCD High School members took part in an 8-week personal development course with Kristen Daly, Principal at KDaly Communications.

The “Who Am I” project provided an opportunity for these members to craft a personal message while working on their public speaking skills. To conclude the program, each member delivered their remarks to an audience of friends, family and Club staff to display the skills they have learned throughout their time within the course.

Congratulations to each of the members on successfully completing the program and a special thank you to Kristen Daly for offering the time and expertise to work with each of these outstanding members.

Lastly, thanks to the Blarney Stone for hosting a post-event reception for all that attended and participated.

If you or your organization are interested in partnering with BGCD, please contact Mike Joyce at mjoyce@bgcdorchester.org.