Project B.I.N.D.

As part of the Boston Inclusion Network for Disabilities, we believe inclusion is more than placement, it’s being part of what everyone else is doing, being welcomed and embraced as a person – and a Club member – who belongs.


On any given day, you will find children of all abilities participating in various activities at BGCD; whether it is learning to shoot a basketball, getting homework help or participating in early education. We encourage parents of children with unique needs to set up a meeting and tour with our Inclusion Coordinator to discuss program opportunities for their child.


DIRECTOR OF INCLUSIVE SERVICES

ERIN FERRARA

eferrara@bgcdorchester.org


Below are examples of the different enrichment programs that we offer.



Martin Richard Challenger Sports Program – In partnership with the Martin Richard Foundation, the Club offers a series of “Challenger” sports programs which include soccer, basketball, swimming and baseball. Volunteer Buddies assist the athletes throughout each season. We are always happy to welcome individuals (youth and adults) who would like to serve as Buddies.

Music Therapy & Dance Classes – The Club offers small group music therapy classes throughout the year. We also partner with the Boston University School of Dance and Boston Ballet to offer dance classes. *Pre-registration is required for both programs.*

Swim Lessons – Throughout the year we offer 1:1 Swim Lessons. Classes will run in 7-week sessions. *Spots are limited. Pre-registration is required.*

Teen Life Skills – During February and April school vacations we offer Life Skills week. Teens participate in activities focused on developing life skills, social skills and self-confidence. During the summer, we offer a modified 4-week experience that includes recreation and career building components. Members also build positive relationships with law enforcement officers through Youth Forums and Junior Police Academy.

For questions or more information please contact Erin Ferrara at eferrara@bgcdorchester.org.


Below is the Class Schedule for Fall 2021!

MARTIN RICHARD CHALLENGER SOCCER — Sundays at 10 & 11 AM | Starting 9/26/21 |  Moakley Park


Thank you to our partners: