WELCOME TO THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ASSABET VALLEY
"Great Futures Start Here"
The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley is to promote the growth of young people in our community by empowering them to become productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley Launches Great Futures Campaign to
Advocate for Kids during Out-of-School
The Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley is excited to announce the launch our 2014 Annual Campaign. We are reaching out to you because we need your help in reaching our goal to raise $75,000 for the incredible programs we offer to the communities we serve. Today, The Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley serves more kids than at any time in the history of our club. Over 90 children a day walk through our doors to engage in our many programs and activities in our 5 core areas: Character and Leadership, Education and Career Enrichment, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports and Fitness. Instead of being home alone, walking the streets, or just hanging out, our members chose to come to the Club to be with friends and adults who care. Kids love the club because it’s fun, engaging and their home away from home where they can be themselves. With your help we can continue to provide fun, affordable activities that can be a lifeline for many parents and a life saver for many kids. Support our Club and Donate Today!
Since 2011, we have increased our youth participation by a steady 33%
Since 2012, we have added 26 new programs focused on children
Over the last three years we have decreased our overhead and now spend more on program support.
It costs approximately $800 to support a child in our programs for 1 year, while the fee to attend is $40.
The Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley Committed to Inclusion
Through the Inclusive Fitness for Youth Initiative(funded by The Boston Foundation), PYD’s National Center is collaborating with Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley for a year-long partnership to increase inclusion of youth with disabilities in club activities.
Recently, the full and part-time staff of The Boys and Girls Club participated in a training facilitated by PYD’s National Center entitled, "Expanding Access and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities.” The team engaged in interactive team exercises to learn the definition of inclusion, information about the ADA and ADA Amendments Act, disability statistics, and inclusive communication strategies (including person first language). Many staff reported that as a result of this training, they will begin using person first language and be more committed to inclusion.
"The Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley is a community center that is constantly searching of ways to successfully support our youth. I am so thankful that we are able to collaborate with Partners in Youth with Disabilities to continue to learn how to effectively include all youth in our programs. Our entire staff is looking forward to learning more about what inclusion truly is and how our staff and members will be able to help end the barriers to inclusion.” Jennifer Kuo, Inclusion Director.
The Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley,Inc. has been serving children in the Maynard, Stow, Concord, Acton and Sudbury, Massachusetts area for over 40 years. Our organization’s history closely mimics the history of many of our club members; over the last four decades we have overcome many challenges, from insufficient program management to near closings, but over the last four years our Club’s team has increased program offerings, doubled our youth retention rate and have remained on a consistent trend of positive growth.
Our Club has adapted its programs to meet the ever-changing needs of the community we serve. We impact the lives of more than 1,800 children annually through a variety of youth-centered programs. Our primary goal is to create programming that can help enrich the lives of children from all walks of life.
If you are looking for an exciting place for children to learn and grow or would like to volunteer, Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley has something for you. Find out more about our Club by exploring this web site. Information about programs, locations, volunteer and donation opportunities are included. Keep reading to learn more about what we do. We guarantee that you will find what you are looking for at The Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley.
Thank you to our Incredible Supporters!