Daily Free Swim Added!

Free Swim for Members, Every Day 4:30 to 5:30!

Dive into June with MORE swimming!

 

The drop-in Clubhouse is excited to begin Daily Free Swim!  Members are welcome to join in every day from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  All interested members should bring a towel, bathing suit and a change of dry clothes for after to participate.  We look forward to more time in the pool this June!

 

 

Community Notice: Intent to Apply

Intent to Apply – 21st CCLC Grant Funding

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn hereby notifies the local community of our intention to apply to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers program grant to support out of school time (OST) programming at the Shamrock Elementary School in Woburn, MA.  The Club will submit the application to DESE in May of 2018. If granted, funds will be used to support additional learning time at the Shamrock Elementary School in Woburn, MA. The Club is applying to become a Demonstration Site within the 21st CCLC program.

 

The purpose of the federally-funded Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant is to support additional learning time for students in grades K-12 before and/or after school and during the summer that provides creative and engaging academic enrichment opportunities that will help to address college and workforce readiness and success.

 

More information about the 21st CCLC Program may be obtained by visiting the following webpage on the website of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: http://www.doe.mass.edu/21cclc/

Questions or public input about the 21st CCLC program and grant proposal may be directed at Alison McDaniel, After the Bell Program Director for James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.

Kick in for Kids!

The 9th Annual Kick in for Kids 5K Road Race & Health Walk, presented by Skyworks, will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018. We hope you can join us! There are also great opportunities to promote your business through a variety of sponsorship levels. And, thanks to our in-kind donations, 100% of proceeds directly benefit health & wellness program at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn!

At just $30 when you pre-register, there is no other race around that is such a great deal.  Thanks to our friends from the Woburn Host Lions Club, participants will be treated to a delicious BBQ lunch.  And, thanks to our friends at Budweiser, there will be plenty of cold refreshments.

The first 300 participants who pre-register will also receive one of our popular Tek t-shirts!

Participate!

Register online at North Shore Timing today! (Be sure to indicate if you are doing the Health Walk or the 5K Race in the first drop-down menu question.)

Or, if you prefer to pay by cash or check, mail or drop off your registration form today.

2018 Kick in for Kids Road Race & Health Walk Registration Form

Sponsor!

There are great sponsorship opportunities available for those local businesses and organizations looking to advertise & support the Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club.  Benefits include inserting materials into the runners’ & walkers’ bags, your logo or name on the back of our t-shirts, and lots more.

2018 Kick in for Kids Sponsor Form

George Whitfield Named 2018 PFC Joseph L. Drew Youth of the Year!

On Thursday, April 5, 2018 the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn hosted their 54th Annual Awards Night. This event highlights members who have excelled over the 2017-2018 program year in the Club’s core program areas: academic success, good character & leadership, and healthy lifestyles. This year the Club honored 148 youth and teens for their dedication to the Club and their hard work in Club programs. Additionally the organization distributed $5,360 in scholarship funds in memory of distinguished Club alumni to ten Club seniors.

The night culminates in the naming of the 2018 PFC Joseph L. Drew Youth of the Year, our Club’s highest honor. George Whitfield was awarded this title. He proudly describes himself as a Club kid and says that “the Club has given me not just a place to go after school, or a place to do homework, but a home where I feel welcomed as member of a vibrant community of inspiring individuals.”

Exceptional teen Club members who were nominated for this year’s prestigious award include Colin Breslin, Matthew Cerullo, Lauren Harkins, Matthew Juko, Rory McDaniel, Kelly Nett, Nora Newman, Madison Vecchi and George Whitfield.

Scholarship Winners

2018 CPL Charles McMahon Memorial Scholarship Winners: Lauren Harkins, George Whitfield

2018 Alumni Association James McKeown Scholarship Winners: Hannah MacIntosh, George Whitfield

2018 Patrolman Jack Maguire Memorial Scholarship Winners: Rory McDaniel, Nora Newman, William Sullivan, Patrick Tighe

2018 Timothy Padulsky Memorial Scholarship Winner: Mo Sullivan

2018 Quinn Electric Scholarship Winners: Matthew Juko, Madison Vecchi

Pot of Gold Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Pot of Gold Raffle!  Thank you to all who so generously supported the Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club!

$20,000 Winner:  Ticket #201, Tom & Janine Block

$1,000 Winner:  Ticket #845, Kevin Cafua

$1,000 Winner:  Ticket #811, Dr. Scott Fuller

$500 Winner:  Ticket #27, Kathryn & Christine Murray

$500 Winner:  Ticket #217, Altavesta 8

$250 Winner:  Ticket #767, Charlie Hardy

$250 Winner:  Ticket #563, Mary Levine

Drop-In February Vacation!

February Vacation is right around the corner and the Clubhouse drop-in program will be open!  Join from Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Club will be closed Monday, February 19th! Come down to compete in Color Wars and join us for a variety of programs, activities, and games all week!

What you need to know:

  • Color Wars: We will be competing all week with special events every day and specific programs that can earn your team points!  All members are encouraged to participant and help their team earn points.  Club members can join in all week and will be put on a team when they get to the Club!
  • Drop-in Day: The week will run like a typical drop-in day with a variety of programs and activities every hour for members to participate in!  There will be choices available in the gym, art room, TECH lab and teen center activities all day.
  • Lunch: Members can buy a pizza lunch for $4.  This lunch includes a slice of pizza, two snacks, and a drink.  Those interested should order their lunch when they arrive at the Club at the front desk, no later than 11:00 a.m.  The Cadillac Cafe will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will serve other snacks after lunch!
  • Free Swim:  Members are invited to swim each day during vacation.  All members wishing to swim must bring a bathing suit, towel, and dry clothes to wear after swim.  Elementary members will swim from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and middle and high school members from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Drop Off & Pick Up:  Please note that the drop-in program does not offer extended hours.  Members can not arrive before 9:00 a.m. and must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.

We are looking forward to a fun and memorable week with our members!

Polar Plunge a Great Success!

Freezin’ For a Reason!

The first ever Polar Plunge to support the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn was a tremendous success! More than $7,000 (with donations still coming in!) was raised to support the mission of the Club, inspiring youth to find their greatness. 50 brave Club supporters, ranging in age from 8 years to 78 years, dunked into frigid, icy Horn Pond.  A crowd of spectators cheered them on on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  The event was spearheaded by Drew Crawford of the Club’s Board of Directors.

Pizza was generously donated by Gloria’s Pizza, Romas Bakery, Toscano’s Pizza, Mike’s Pizza, Pizza Market, My Brother’s Place, Lisa’s Pizzeria and UNOs of Woburn.

Special thanks to John Devine and North Suburban Transportation for supplying the school bus to bring participants and spectators to and from Horn Pond. Fire Chief Stephen Adgate, Deputy Chief Clark Kenton, and Group 2 Captain George Poole had many firefighters in survival suits and standing by to support the safety of all involved. Woburn Police also dispatched Officer Joe Wells and Officer Dana Gately to assist with the traffic in the area. Additional thanks to Woburn’s City Council, Recreation Commission, and Mayor Scott Galvin (who also jumped in with us!) for their support and approval of the event.

The Polar Plunge was a tremendous success and we are already planning for 2019! Thank you to everyone who showed their support!

Lucky’s Lobsters Swim to Success!

NENEAPC Sectionals – 2nd Place Finish!

11-12 Girls Champions!January 27th & January 28th was an exciting weekend for Lucky’s Lobsters Swim Team!  More than 100 swimmers participated in the 2017-2018 NENEAPC Sectionals Swim Meet at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester.  The Club’s swimmers were excited and their performance demonstrated both their motivation and their skill. Many Club members swam to their personal best records, won their heats, and earned many first place event finishes.

Overall, the group earned 2nd Place in Division 1. Additionally, the 11-12 girls from the Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club took home the trophy for first place for their age group. Many of the other age groups came is as Division 1 runner ups. Overall it was a tremendous success and everyone at the Club is very proud of each swimmer who showed their best efforts and amazing sportsmanship.

Lucky’s Lobsters is coached by Anthony Fiore, Casey Cullinane, Jill Branley, Matt Perry, Sam Flecchia and Kathryn O’Brien. The staff at the Club would also like to give a special shout out to the parent volunteers that donated their time at the Sectionals Swim Meet with the ribbons, timing, and officiating.

Freezin’ for a Reason – Polar Plunge!

Are you bold for the cold?

Join us for our Polar Plunge to support the Club!  Participants of any age are welcome to participate & Club members are encouraged to come.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult.  Ask your family & friends to support you and try to raise $50 to donate to the Club.  We hope you’ll consider getting involved and we hope to see you brave the icy waters with us on February 11, 2018!

Grab the pledge form & start fundraising today!

Learn more & even register online!