Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford

About Our Club

“Enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

Filling a Critical Need

The Boys & Girls Club builds character through everyday leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude. Young people of all ethnicity, races and creeds join together in wholesome recreation and leadership.

Trained professional staff provide positive adult mentors and role models. Nationally recognized programs help young people succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, pursue interests in the arts and sports and explore vocational choices.

Most importantly, the Boys & Girls Club shows members that someone cares, wants them to realize their full potential and to BE GREAT!

OUR CLUB IS

For all boys and girls. Being a member of the Boys & Girls Club satisfies the age-old desire of young people to have a “club of their own.” Children of all races, religions and ethnic cultures are welcome.

Well-staffed. Full-time professional leadership is supplemented by part-time peer leaders and volunteers.

Affordable. Membership dues are kept low, so all young people can afford to join.

Guidance-orientated. The Boys & Girls Club emphasizes positive values in the relationships members have with each other and with adult leaders. It helps members to make appropriate choices in their physical, educational, personal, social, emotional, vocational and spiritual lives.

WHAT WE OFFER

Fun! Rule number one for almost everything that happens at the Club is that it must be fun.

A Safe Place The Club is a safe place where kids can come enjoy themselves and their friends.

Opportunities Club members have the opportunity to learn, grow, give back to the community, discover their needs, set goals and meet new friends.

A Full Schedule of Great Activities From simple games to leadership opportunities, the Club offers a wide variety of activities.

Age-Appropriate Services Our Boys & Girls Club strives to meet the youth development needs in our community.

Board Officers

Robert A. Mendes

Chief Professional Officer

John B. Seed, Esq.

President

Craig Correia

Vice President

Katherine E. Frias, MD

2nd Vice President

Andrew K. Springer

Interim Treasurer

Albino Dias, CPA

Secretary

Board of Directors

Jonathan Beauregard

Graduate of New Bedford High School and Bryant University (BS in Accounting) & Southern New Hampshire University (MBA).

LaShauna Barboza

Graduate of Tabor Academy & Amherst College with over 16 years in Sales and Marketing.

Shiona R. Rose

Graduate of New Bedford High School and Boston College. Currently First Assistant Chief of Probation at Fall River District Court.

Timothy P. Walsh, Esq.

Graduate of New Bedford High School and Lafayette University, Currently a partner for Markey & Walsh, Attorney at Law.

Amilton Tavares

Graduate of New Bedford High School and UMASS/Dartmouth & former educator. Currently a Real Estate Agent.

Romayne Grace

Graduate of New Bedford High School and Boston College. Currently Academic Advisor at UMASS/Dartmouth.

Phil Cloutier

David J. Conceicao

Jose C. Gonsalves

Gerald F. Huston, Jr.

Jason P. Lanagan

Raymond J. Ledvina

Michael J. Rocha, MD

Our Staff

Robert A. Mendes

Executive Director
(508) 992-8011
robmendes@comcast.net

Aaron Messier

Assistant to Executive Director
(508) 992-8011 ext. 16
amessier@bgcnewbedford.org

Jean Silva

Director of Operations
(508) 992-8011 ext. 11
jsilva@bgcnewbedford.org

Wendy Crowley

Resource Development
(508) 992-8011 ext. 13
wcrowley@bgcnewbedford.org

Debra Soares

Bookkeeper
(508) 992-8011
dsoares@bgcnewbedford.org

Our Impact

100% Increase

in odds of attending college after high school

85% of Members

Live below the poverty line.

Priceless

Boost of self esteem through arts, wellness and technical programs.

Kids turned away who can't afford membership

Average grade improvement of kids engaged in tutoring/study program

%

Higher high school graduation rate of kids attending the club

%

Of children attending GNBB&GC qualify for assistance

Your Donation Can Help Change a Child's Future

Thank you to our Sponsors

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