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March 31, 2023

DORCHESTER, MA — On March 27th, BGCD recognized our 12 Youth of the Year Finalists in a ceremony attended by family, friends and staff! The 12 Finalists: Grainne M., Tim H., Deanna D.L., Waverly S., Callie A., Aissatou S., Jasmina P., Deshawn V., Joel T., Brian N., Lionel A., and Calvin N. were all recognized for their contributions to, and accomplishment within BGCD. We also announced Dashawn V. as our 2023 Youth of the Year! Dashawn will now represent BGCD in the Massachusetts Youth of the Year competition.

Thanks to City Councilor Erin Murphy and Representative Dan Hunt who provided proclamations to each of the Finalists from the City Council and House of Representatives respectively, and to our esteemed Youth of the Year panel of Judges, to Superintendent Nora Baston and the Bureau of Community Engagement for their participation.


March 2, 2023

DORCHESTER, MA — As a part of BGCD’s school vacation week, our Walter Denney Center hosted their Annual Living Museum to celebrate Black History Month. We had 12 members who chose to portray a distinguished African American in history, by dressing in character and describing their accomplishments and impact on society today. The event was Emceed by Club Member Noa T. who did an amazing singing performance to open the show and closed it with famous quotes.

Congratulations to all of the 12 members who did an outstanding job portraying their respective characters! Thank you to all of those who helped put this special evening together.