nnA Safe Place.

Young people in Boston, and in cities all over, need safe spaces. Spaces to play – no matter what the weather is outside. No matter what is happeing at home.

Boston’s young people need a place to call their own; a safe place to express themselves openly and freely, be with their friends, and connect with role models and mentors who truly care about their well-being.

+Our Priorities



A place which is adaptive, inclusive, & welcoming to all children.

  • Competitive sports facility with equipment to accommodate all abilities
  • Full accessibility, both indoors and outdoors
  • Creative arts, health, wellness, fitness, and cultural programs
  • Strives to serve all children
  • Low-Sensory sanctuary space  


Indoor & outdoor spaces that foster dynamic learning and socializing.

  • Competitive indoor and outdoor athletic courts, fields, and fitness areas
  • Health & wellness activities like yoga, meditation, cooking, and nutrition
  • Theater and community space for expression and gathering


Opportunities abound for community benefit and personal growth.

  • Space for nonprofit partners
  • The needs of children and inclusion inform all decision-making
  • Roof garden, teaching kitchen, flex classrooms, and public café
  • Shared facility with Boston Public Schools

A one-of-a-kind facility & a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

Martin Richard Foundation + Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester – a powerful partnership. An investment in our kids and community that will pay dividends for generations.