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


Boys & Girls Clubs Announce Local Summer Food Service Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield are participating in the Summer Food Service Program this July and August 2022. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race,…

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Boys & Girls Clubs Partners with City of Melrose in “Summer of Wellness” Program

MELROSE, MA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is excited to announce its newpartnership with the City of Melrose to launch the “Melrose Summer of Wellness” Program this July andAugust. The program will have two main components,…

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Free Boating for Youth Participating in Summer Reading

This summer, Wakefield Community Boating is bringing back free kayaking for any student who participates in summer reading. In partnership with the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library and the National Grid Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield will…

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