2020 August

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August 31, 2020

DORCHESTER, MA — At Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, our teens initiated their own Social Justice Program. In the program, they wanted to start a special art project to help express their thoughts and feelings during these unprecedented times. The teens were asked what BGCD meant to them. They are always encouraged to use their voices to speak up for what and who they believe in. The artwork that they created paints a beautiful picture of opportunity, diversity, human rights and so much more.

Check out our video below,  you won’t want to miss seeing these amazing and powerful pieces of artwork from our teens.

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August 20, 2020

DORCHESTER, MA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester has finished up our final week of Summer Programming. Our members were very excited to be back at our Clubhouses with their friends and staff. They have been enjoying doing outdoor activities, swimming, gym and more. Last week, members of the Summer Program were able to tie-dye their own face masks which is a great way to encourage wearing them while adding their own unique touch.

All members and staff are required to wear their masks. Hand washing and sanitizing and adhering to social distancing practices is also required throughout the day. Tie-dying masks is a fun activity that helps members adhere to safety guidelines while keeping them safe.


August 17, 2020

DORCHESTER, MA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Athletics Director, Kamilah and Teen Director, Ariana started a Social Justice Program for our teens this summer. From 12 – 3 PM, teens and staff gather to talk about topics that are going on in today’s world, especially those that are meaningful and impactful for them personally. So far, the teens have cleaned our Nike court here at BGCD and created space for brand new planters to be made to help beautify the community. They have also created passionate and expressive artwork reflecting their feelings on important social justice topics. They even hosted Denise Santos, Community Outreach Coordinator from City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office, where they discussed bullying and other current events going on in their lives.

Next on their agenda, Boston Police Officer Reyes will be coming to talk to the teens to be able to help them discuss their thoughts and feelings in a productive and helpful way.


August 3, 2020

DORCHESTER, MA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester has reopened our doors to a limited capacity summer camp for some of our members for the past 3 weeks. Through the help of our Safety Advisory Task Force, we have taken the most thorough strategies to keep members and staff as safe as possible throughout the entire process. The majority of programming has been taking place outside with limited indoor capacity. Children and staff are screened for symptoms upon arrival each day via Google Forms. All members and staff are required to wear their masks and hand washing is required regularly throughout the day as well as adhering to social distancing practices.

Our members are thrilled to be back at the Clubs, and we are excited to have them back.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester will also be continuing our “BGCD At Home” Virtual Programming this Summer. Mondays through Thursdays we will be providing activities such as Brain Games, Boxing, Body + Fuel Fitness, Art, Reading and much more! Programs will run from July 13th to August 21st and will meet online via Zoom. To learn more, check out our “Virtual Programming” tab!