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July 26, 2021
DORCHESTER, MA — In honor of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, BGCD hosted an Olympic Day event where our members participated in a series of minute-to-win-it type games. By wearing red, white, and blue and creating signs, BGCD members showed their encouragement and support for the USA Women’s Soccer Team and Olympic athlete & BGCD volunteer Sam Mewis. Sam is a devoted supporter of BGCD, hosting multiple soccer clinics for members, partnering with sponsors to provide donations to the Club, and most recently being named a 2021 New England Women’s Leadership Award honoree. Check out BGCD featured on WCVB Channel 5 here!

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July 7, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On September 25th, we will be back on the road for an in-person Rodman Ride for Kids! The event will feature a 25 or 50 mile route that will begin and end at Rodman Ford in Foxboro.

If you can’t Ride, you can still participate in the Virtual Ride and chart your own course on the Cape Cod trail or in your own neighborhood. There is also a special “Choose Your Own Adventure” option for those who would like to walk, run or choose an activity of your choice that will inspire others to support your efforts. Last year’s success was thanks to all of our friends who signed up to help support the Club.

This year the Ride has a very special incentive – If we get 25 participants to register for either the in-person or virtual participation by 7.14.21 and commit to raising at least $500 by November 1, 2021, the Club will receive a $5,000 match from Rodman Ride for Kids! This is a win, win!

JOIN OUR TEAM HERE!






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June 23, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On June 16th, BGCD was able to host a special in-person VIP Reception to celebrate our 2021 New England Women’s Leadership Awards at the Seaport Hotel. The night was filled with smiles and laughter as we were able to reconnect. We were welcomed by BGCD Board Member Lynda Thomas and heard a special Keynote speech from BGCD Alumnus Ashley Miranda. We also enjoyed a performance from BGCD Member Nam Vuong who sang such a beautiful song for our guests. There was also a surprise visit from our good friend, US Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh.

Congratulations to our 2021 Honorees: Sherry Dong, Teresa Maynard, Samantha Mewis, and Dora Ullian for being such incredible supporters and role models for our girls.

Please help us reach our goal and make a donation here today!






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June 2, 2021

DORCHESTER, MA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, in partnership with the Martin Richard Foundation, kicked off our Challenger Sports Baseball season this weekend at Garvey Park in Dorchester!

Our Challenger Sports program provides an opportunity for children of all abilities to participate in multiple sports during the school year such as baseball, basketball, swimming and more.

Thanks to all of the volunteer Buddies and staff who help to assist our athletes and to the Martin Richard Foundation for their support of the Challenger Sports program!






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May 19, 2021

BOSTON, MA — This week, our Queenie was honored as a part of the annual “Shirts Off Our Backs” Program by TD Bank! As a part of this recognition, Queenie received a personal thank you video and a game issued jersey from Boston Bruins Player John Moore.

Queenie has worked at BGCD for over 25 years, providing continuous support and love for our members, staff and community. BGCD is extremely proud to have Queenie as a part of our family and to have her be honored with this special recognition. Her tireless efforts and advocacy for everyone around her does not go unnoticed.

Congratulations to Queenie on this well deserved recognition because we all know that she would give those in need the shirt off her back!



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May 4, 2021

DORCHESTER, MA — Six talented Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester members have been selected from our local Fine Arts exhibit to have their artwork entered into Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts competition. Thank you to all our members who created amazing artwork for this competition and best of luck to those whose artwork was submitted.

Congratulations to the following members: Caroline R. (Arendelle); Naraya D. (Down the Rabbit Hole & See Me in a Crown), Delaney D. (Drip); Mairead M. (Traveling at the Speed of Light); Taryn D. (Balance) and Tina L. (Abyss) who will be representing our organization.

For more information on our Fine Arts Programming, please contact Art Director Katy Farrar at kfarrar@bgcdorchester.org.




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April 6, 2021

DORCHESTER, MA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester would like to congratulate our nine Youth of the Year Finalists for 2021. We would like to recognize Dhoha Hussein, Tina Le, Gabby Gold, Cordell Givens, Patrick DaSilva and Zhilee Cine for all their accomplishments.

We would also like to congratulate Anthony Curioso who was awarded the honor of this year’s BGCD Boy of the Year, Kate McGrath, BGCD Girl of the Year and Jamil Boykin, this year’s Youth of the Year. Jamil will now go on to represent Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester in the Massachusetts Youth of the Year competition.

We congratulate all of these outstanding youth leaders on their accomplishments and for all they bring to BGCD every day.

Check out the article Dorchester Reporter wrote on our Youth of the Year teens here


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March 22, 2021

DORCHESTER, MA — This month, BGCD and local Dorchester fitness studio body+fuel are celebrating the 4 year anniversary of our partnership! To help celebrate, WCVB Channel 5 came to check out our programming and interview some staff and members.

BGCD member Gabby says the partnership has been life-changing for her, as it has made her more confident over the years. While BGCD member Chris explains his appreciation to be able to start his fitness journey for free. BGCD is so thankful for body+fuel and owner Packy McDonough for everything they have done for the Club and our members.

Check out the full Channel 5 segment here!





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March 9, 2021

BOSTON, MA  — Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester Learning Hub members were able to attend a special meteorology session with Boston 25 meteorologist Vicki Graf. Vicki was kind enough to spend time with our members via Zoom. Vicki gave our Club members a virtual tour of the studio and talked about her job as a Meteorologist.

A huge thank you to Boston 25 and Vicki for this amazing opportunity. Our members loved being able to be behind the scenes and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more.

For information on programming, please contact Vice President of Programming Brendan McDonald at bmcdonald@bgcdorchester.org.



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February 22, 2021

BOSTON, MA — BGCD member An V. is very talented artist. We are so proud that his delightful painting of a snowman was chosen to be displayed on Mayor Martin J. Walsh‘s 2020 Holiday Card!

In addition to having his beautiful work admired by thousands of people across the City of Boston, An had the chance to meet with Mayor Walsh and receive some special gifts.

After learning of An’s interest in Law Enforcement, Mayor Walsh was kind enough to “pin” him with a very special Boston Police Department badge! After the visit, An thanked Mayor Walsh and wished him all the best in his new role as Labor Secretary in Washington D.C..