Dorchester Reporter January 29

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BGCD Continues Partnership with Elevate Youth: BGCD is excited to continue it’s partnership with Elevate Youth into the New Year. This week Elevate Youth visited the Club to run an enrichment workshop that included learning how to read and create a map while working on team building exercises.

In the coming months the program will move back outdoors with two trips that involve Snow Shoeing (February) and Skating/Skiing (March). The Elevate Youth program gets our members out of the Club and into the outdoors for recreation, education and helps develop an appreciation for all that is available within the outdoors.

For more information on this program please contact Director of Program Development, Brendan McDonald at

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BGCD Hosts Scholarship Night: BGCD held it’s Annual Scholarship Information event last week with a great turnout from students and parents. The panel discussion featured remarks from several speakers who offered best practices on where to find scholarship opportunities and how to position yourself as a candidate. Thanks to our friends from Operation Progress, The Janey Scholarship, The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship, Success Boston/West End House BGC, ScholarJet and Club Alum, Mishaliz Melo. Scholarship Night is one of the many components of the College Fellows program which assists our high school students with their choices after graduation. In February we will host a workshop for Juniors & Seniors (2/5), Freshman & Sophomores (2/12) and our Career Speaker (2/24). For more information please contact Tricia Chapple at

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BGCD Hosts Young Professionals Council Meeting: The BGCD Young Professionals (YP) Council was organized to offer young professionals the opportunity to learn about nonprofit board service and contribute to BGCD’s mission. BGCD YP Council offers opportunities for young professionals to network and collaborate with one another to make an impact on the lives of youth living in Dorchester.

The group meets quarterly and hosts events, including but not limited to social, advocacy/awareness, and fundraising events. They are currently planning a St. Patricks Day Brunch on March 9, 2019 at The Playwright Bar & Restaurant, please visit bgcdorchester. org for more details on this upcoming event. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming involved in the Council, please contact Katie Russo at

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10 and Under Invitational Swim Meet
February 2

College Fellows Juniors & Seniors

February 5

Boys 12 & Under Team Hosts Billerica BGC
February 12