It’s So
Much More

Impact on Children and Community.

Dorchester is stronger because its young people have Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, a place where they can spend time with caring adults and participate in enriching programs. These stable relationships and opportunities equip children and teens with the tools they need to be successful in school, make healthy lifestyle choices, form supportive social networks, and develop leadership skills.

Families benefit, too. Oftentimes parents juggle multiple jobs and trust the Club to provide their kids with a nutritious dinner, help them complete homework, and encourage them to explore BGCD’s enrichment activities. All of this alleviates stressors at home and contributes to a family’s economic security.

+MORE OFFERINGS, MORE IMPACT.

More than a field house. Exceptional educational and varied-interest programming with a clear focus on meaningful effect.

+IMPACTS THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE NATION.

It’s for the kids, and for all of us. The impact of this programming doesn’t stop with teens or with Dorchester. We know it radiates out to the entire community. And it’s our charge to then show other communities how it’s done.

+INCLUSION MAKES US STRONGER.

An invitation to kids and teens of every race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, and disability.

+You.

A recognition that we are in this together. That our foundational partners will build with us.

YOU WILL SAY:
“We DID THIS.”

Children and teens who attend a Boys & Club at least once a week:

partnership

Benefits

  • Earn higher grades
  • Are more physically active
  • Have a keen sense of right and wrong
  • Don’t skip school
  • Are less likely to engage in risky behaviors
  • Parents of Club members have stable incomes and are steadily employed

    Schools

    BPS Students65%
    Charter School Students11%
    Public Schools Outside of BPS11%
    Parochial School Students6%
    Private School Students5.5%
    Other1.2%

    Income Level

    Low Income85%
    Below $30,00040%
    Below $15,00022%
    Below Federal Poverty Level36%