5 Shandon Road
42° 17' 40.6068" N, 71° 5' 21.6564" W
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates):
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Extended Day 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing: * a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity * ongoing relationships with caring adults * life-enhancing programs
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures:
Please contact the Club at 617-282-2800 to pick up an application and for additional information.
Key Programs Offered:
Summer Enrichment Program 2010 This summer program will allow your child to experience the cultures, art and languages of the seven continents in a fun, safe and exciting environment. It will also help them maintain academic gains made during the school year. Ages: 6-12 Dates: July 6-August 20th Session1: July 6-July 16/ Theme: Africa and Australia Session 2: July 19-July 30/ Theme: North & South America Session 3: August 2-August 13/ Theme: Europe and Asia Session 4: August 16-August 20/ Theme: Antarctica
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston serve more than 14,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, in our Clubs, and through our programs and partnerships.
Our approach focuses on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology. During the summer, many of our Clubs run summer camp programs for children and leadership programs for teens.
Our growing service network includes Clubs, Camp Harbor View, and a presence in police stations across the city:
Our 10 Clubs in Boston and Chelsea reflect the communities in which they are located: Charlestown (Charlestown Club), Chelsea (Jordan Club), Dorchester (Blue Hill Club and the Franklin Hill Club at the Franklin Hill Housing Development), Roslindale (the Club at the Charles Sumner Elementary School) Roxbury (Yawkey Club and the Club at the Dearborn Middle School), South Boston (South Boston Club and the Club at the Condon Elementary School) and Mattapan (the Club at the Mattahunt Elementary School).
Our Youth Service Providers Network (YSPN) places licensed clinical social workers at police stations to provide prevention and intervention services and referrals to the city’s high-risk youth and their families. Since 1996, our YSPN social workers have been developing relationships with youth who are at risk for arrest, as well as those who are already part of the Juvenile Justice system, to help young people develop more trusting relationships and offer them choices.
BGCB operates Camp Harbor View, located on Long Island in Boston Harbor. The Camp was created in 2007 by the Camp Harbor View Foundation to provide a fun and safe environment where youth could challenge themselves, make new friends and experience a world beyond their neighborhoods, where violence has been on the rise. Programming focuses on four areas: sports & fitness, the arts, leadership development and environmental education. In 2008, the day camp hosted approximately 500 boys and girls, ages 11 to 14, from across Boston. Each group of campers attended the camp for one four-week session.