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September 20, 2022

DORCHESTER, MA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s Welcoming Wednesday at our Walter Denney Youth Center celebrated Hispanic Heritage Night with the neighborhood from Harbor Point. Members, families and friends shared a night full of music and dancing, enjoyed festive food and together created a beautiful floral and weave mural on our fence.

To continue the celebration, BGCD Member Coordinator, Tara L. created a beautiful lobby display honoring Hispanic Heritage. This display serves as a learning piece to learn more about the Hispanic culture as our members enter the building each day.





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September 13, 2022

ORLANDO, FL — Now in its 30th year, 150 children and chaperones traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for an unforgettable week as part of the annual Rodman Disney for Kids Program with BGCD.

The program is funded by Rodman for Kids, and the many friends and partners who support their efforts. Rodman for Kids is dedicated to continuing Don Rodman’s legacy by providing members of our Clubs and our partner organizations opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. Our Club members had an amazing time this year as they visited different parks including Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Hollywood Studios and more.

Thank you for giving our youth this once in a lifetime opportunity!







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September 13, 2022

BRIDGTON, ME — Our members finished off an amazing summer with a week at Camp Northbound in Bridgton, Maine! BGCD is thrilled to announce the success of our 15th year of Camp Northbound!

For the first time in 3 years, members and staff rode up with pure excitement, eager to get back to camp. This year, many of our members arrived at Northbound for their very first time and left with amazing new memories and can’t wait to return next year. Throughout the week, members enjoyed activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, ninja warrior obstacle courses, tubing and so much more. Members took part in some friendly competition between the Blue team and Green team in Color War – Congratulations to this year’s winners: Green Team!

There were also special events such as a talent show, a dance, lip sync battle, and camp fires for everyone to relax after a long day.

Thanks to everyone for the best summer ever!




Camp Northbound is a time to spend with friends while doing all of their favorite outdoor activities. Members have the chance to relax before they start the new school year ahead. With the help from our friends at Camp Micah and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, BGCD has an unforgettable end of the summer and memories to last a lifetime.

Check out all Camp Northbound 2022 pictures here!



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March 15, 2022

BOSTON, MA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is so pleased to see the return of our full-time enrichment programming for members of all ages. One of the offerings, as a part of our healthy lifestyles initiative, is our non-contact boxing class on Tuesday evenings. A special thanks to long time volunteers and friends Paul Doyle, Jamie and Josh Caplan, and to the officers pf the Boston Police Department’s Bureau of Community Engagement for their time and commitment to this program and to BGCD.

For more information on our Athletics Programming, please contact Athletic Director, Kevin Perdios at kperdios@bgcdorchester.org.



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March 2, 2022

DORCHESTER, MA — As part of BGCD’s February vacation and this month’s “Welcome Wednesday”, members of our Walter Denney Youth Center put on a special Living Library event to honor Black History Month. We had nine members chose a figure in history meaningful to them and represent with costumes and speeches.

Some of those who were represented were Kamilah Harris, NASA Pioneers from Hidden Figures, Maya Angelo, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack O’Bama and more.

The event was attended by over 50 guests who included parents, community members and staff, and also included an amazing singing performance by BGCD member Noa.

A special thanks to Rich Fullam of CMJ Management who provided the pizza and to all of those who helped put together this special evening.



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February 14, 2022

DORCHESTER, MA — February is Black History Month which is an annual observance originating in the United States that celebrates African-American history.

To kick off our celebration, our Front Desk staff created inspirational displays in all three of our Clubhouses. Each display honors past and present heroes that have paved the way for so many in our country and served as role models for our nation. These displays are not only beautiful to look at, but serve as an educational tool that allows our young members to learn more about some of the amazing role models and the importance of their history.

At BGCD we encourage our members to learn and grow and to be able explore how they too can make a positive impact in their community and to be the change they want to see in the world.



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February 2, 2022

DORCHESTER, MA — Last week, Centerline Development and EVO Boston hosted a special “Brews For A Cause” event at Dorchester Brewing Company in support of BGCD. The evening had a wonderful turnout of friends, family, colleagues and supporters who helped make the event such a success which raised over $17,000 for BGCD.

A special thank you to Michela and Karina from the EVO Team and to Adam and Brian from Centerline who put this event together on behalf of BGCD. A special thank you as well to Kendra Scott Jewelry who also supported the event and gave a portion of the proceeds to the Club.

Your support of the project is so important, and we look forward to our continued partnership helping our Community thrive. The Club could not do what we do every day without friends like you! Thank you for your investment in us and the families we serve.



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January 19, 2022

DORCHESTER, MA — BGCD would like to congratulate members Erica D. & Ajay G., both of whom have been selected for the prestigious Posse Scholarship!

The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities. Both members went through a rigorous interview process along with many other high quality candidates before being selected.

Congratulations Erica and Ajay!


To learn more about our College Fellows & Career Prep Programming, please contact Education Strategist Tricia Chapple at pchapple@bgcdorchester.org.


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January 4, 2022

DORCHESTER, MA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester would like to thank Sweet Teez owner and BGCD parent, Teresa Maynard for her thoughtful and generous donation of $5,000 that she made to the Bruce Seals Memorial Fund. Teresa is quoted as saying that “Bruce helped to raise my kids and without the help and support of the Club I would not have been able to open my bakery”.

Teresa has been one of BGCD’s biggest supporters over the years with her continuous kindness and generosity to the Club. She was instrumental to our “Grab & Go” Meal program helping us serve over 30,000 meals to families and providing baked goods for member activities. She was honored this past year as a 2021 New England Women’s Leadership Award recipient.

We would like to thank Teresa for always thinking of BGCD and how she can help to support the Club. BGCD is so lucky to have friends and supporters like Teresa!



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December 14, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On December 4th, BGCD’s community participated in the fourth annual MR8K in support of our friends at the Martin Richard Foundation. We had over 50 participants from the Club that included Staff, Club Members, Alumni and friends of the Club.

This year’s race was a new two-loop course through Brighton that started at Boston Landing. As the signature event for the Martin Richard Foundation, the MR8K builds community spirit while raising crucial funds to support the work of the foundation as well as community organizations that advance its values of inclusion, kindness, justice, and peace.

Today and every day, BGCD stands with the Martin Richard Foundation as they promote the values of peace, justice, inclusion and kindness.