Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive responsible and caring citizens.
Activities That Generate Interest and Enthusiasm
The Boys and Girls Club of Lynn was established in 1889, making it one of the first 20 created. In the 1930’s, our building on 25 North Common Street opened its doors and is where we stand today. Formerly The Boys Club of Lynn, it is now the Boys and Girls Club with a 50/50 female to male membership status.
What Our Youth Need Most
Adults who respect and listen to them
A safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves
Interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits
Youth Development Strategy (YDS)
Club programs and services promote and enhance the character development of boys and girls by instilling:.
A Sense of Competence
The feeling there is something that youth can do well
A Sense of Usefulness
The opportunity to do something of value for others
A Sense of Belonging
A setting where boys and girls know they “fit” and are accepted
A Sense of Power or Influence
A chance to be heard and influence decisions
Currently, the Club’s programming centers on five core areas including Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, and Fitness & Recreation activities. When our YDS strategy is fully implemented, self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps boys and girls achieve their full potential.
During the school year we serve 1,500 members ages 5 to 18 at our main club located on 25 N Common St, Lynn MA. We have more than 250 children walk through our doors daily for various after school programs. Our summer camp program serves over 125 children weekly at Creighton Pond Day Camp in Middleton.