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


New Teen Director, Maggie Sullivan, shares her plans for the new center!

Sneak peek planned for August 19 at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at 79 Central St. Stoneham along with annual meeting. Following months of renovations, the much-anticipated Stoneham Teen Center is set to open its doors early September. The teen program…

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Stoneham and Wakefield Legislators Applaud $225,000 State Grant for Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield

BOSTON—Stoneham and Wakefield state legislators Senator Jason Lewis, Representative Michael Day, Representative Kate-Lipper Garabedian and Representative Donald Wong hailed a recent announcement from Massachusetts Commissioner of Early Education and Care Samantha Aigner-Treworgy that the Department of Early Education & Care awarded…

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield receive Early Education and Out of School Time grant award of $225,000.00

Grant to support capital upgrades at the Clubs’ facilities. The Baker-Polito Administration and the Children’s Investment Fund (CIF), with its affiliate the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), awarded $7.5 million in Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund…

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