Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, MA


136 Water St.
Lawrence , MA 1841

Site Housing: 
The student's own family will house and feed the student(s).

Gender Requirement: 
Either Gender

Driver's License Required: 
License Required only for commuting

Student Minimum Age: 
No legal age requirement

Language Requirement: 
Spanish Helpful but not Required

Each student will need to provide her or his own transportation

Site Dates: 
6/20/22 - 8/12/22

Social Issues: 
Day Camps

Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, MA


Site Description: 

For 129 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence (BGCL) has been in the forefront of youth development in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. We are the largest provider of after-school programming in the area, attracting a membership of more than 4,400 youths including some of the poorest children in the state.

BGCL's mission is to enable all young people of Greater Lawrence, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. On average, 500 youngsters participate daily in BGCL programming in our three focus areas of Academic Success, Character & Leadership and Healthy Lifestyles.

In addition to offering our members an extensive choice of activities delivered with best practices in youth development, we also provide something else that is vital to their future success: a staff that cares deeply about their development, and has the skills to help them realize their full potential. Every day, children are exposed to a message of hope within each activity they pursue.

Once a week in the evening, students also assist at Lazarus House serving meals and providing other social services to the poor and homeless in our community. Lazarus House ( is a spiritually based organization that welcomes all in the name of God. It provides a continuum of care encompassing food, shelter, clothing, advocacy, job training, medical and dental care, a listening ear, a welcoming heart, the restoration of dignity and self respect to the poor and needy.

Student Responsibilities:
Students will serve as youth counselors in our 7 week summer program. Students will lead education enrichment and recreational activities, chaperone field trips, and most importantly develop positive relationships with our youth members.

Meghan Ludke ( )
Matthew Nguyen ( )
Chelsea Popoola ( )
Christian Valerio ( )
Edward Gorrie ( )
Cameron Dowd ( )

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