That night everything changed.  My dad was given custody.  We moved states and my dad brought us to this Boys & Girls Club.  I hated it...I was in shock, I went from a dope house surrounded by druggies to a Club where every-one kept telling me they cared. But I thought nobody cared. I thought I was better off dead...Then they slowly started winning me over. ...So while many people think of the programs and the buildings when they donate, I want you to donate because of the people.  I want you to donate so that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield will continue never to quit on the Ashleys, the Jacobs, the Nathans, and the Lilys.

- Ashley, member

I never saw empathy from strangers until I came to the Clubs.  When my mom worked late, they let us stay later.  When I was sad, they asked what was wrong.  I went from a place where I didn’t want to hug anyone to a place where these strangers told me they cared.

- Amaia, member


Local students can earn free kayaking tickets through reading thanks to the Beebe Library & National Grid Foundation

For every book a student reads, they will receive a free hour of kayaking redeemable this summer! Wakefield Community Boating is making a splash this summer by offering free kayaking to any student who reads. In partnership with the Lucius Beebe…

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Boys & Girls Clubs to operate Community Boating in Wakefield

Wakefield, MA May 24, 2021 — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is excited to announce that it will operate the Community Boating program at Lake Quannapowitt beginning on June 26, 2021. The club’s proposal was approved this…

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Autism, Awesome!

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