Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
PLEASE NOTE THAT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BOSTON IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR 128TH BOSTON MARATHON TEAM.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston has been the leader in Boston youth development for 130+ years, providing supportive environments and enriching programs for young people ages 6-18 with eight Clubs in Charlestown, Chelsea, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and South Boston. We help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders by providing safe havens filled with hope and opportunity, relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs that teach essential life skills and develop leadership qualities. The breadth of these programming opportunities extends from health and wellness, life skills, fitness, and recreation, to education, technology, the arts, and leadership.
The funds raised by BGCB’s Boston Marathon team help keep our Clubs accessible for families: membership costs only $25 per child and $5 per teen for the entire school year, and finances are never a barrier to entry. Team fundraising also funds general operating costs at our eight Clubs where BGCB’s dedicated staff work tirelessly to build the health, resilience, self-confidence, knowledge, social and emotional intelligence, and drive of our youth, which lays foundations for their long-term wellness, leadership, and productivity. Additionally, general operating costs supports YouthConnect, our program that partners with the Boston Police Department to provide licensed clinical social workers who provide violence prevention, intervention, advocacy, and mental health services to young people involved in the criminal justice system and their families.
This year, BGCB anticipates serving more than 5,000 members ages 6-18 across the cities of Boston and Chelsea, as well as thousands of youth, families, and community members through our programs and partnerships. Join our team and help us close opportunity gaps to give the youth of our city every chance they deserve to lead a productive, fulfilling, and healthy life.
Members of the BGCB 2024 Boston Marathon Team will receive:
- Personal fundraising page and a dedicated fundraising staff member for support
- Weekly communication with fundraising tips, team highlights, and BGCB updates
- Professional coaching and access to group runs
- Invites to team engagement events including a pre-race dinner and volunteer opportunities
- BGCB race day singlet
If you are interested in running and fundraising for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, please contact Julie LeBlanc at email@example.com or visit https://www.bgcb.org/get-involved/2024bostonmarathon/ to apply today.