My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County, Inc., Somerville, MA, USA
I've been involved with Boys and Girls Clubs since college, ranging from front-line help to program founder ("Chess 4 Kids") to the past Vice Chair of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County. Even more than other clubs, the BGCMC system serves as whatever part of a family that its members don't have. That can range from a full slate of family responsibilities - a safe environment, people in whom to confide, role models, growth-spurring challenges, homework assistance - to minor things with which even "great" families may not have experience - a place to play an instrument, learn a sport, practice yoga. In so doing, the BGCMC can save the lives of at-risk children and provide a springboard for healthy, productive lives for all of its members. It's an organization of which I'm thrilled to be a small part.