Scholarship Opportunities


Members of the Class of 2020 who are also members of the Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club are eligible for a number of scholarships.  While a few are determined by our staff team, a few are determined through an application process. Below are links to a few of our scholarship programs that are currently accepting applications.  Don’t miss the deadlines & good luck!

2020 Timothy Padulsky Memorial Scholarship – due March 9, 2020

2020 JLM Boys & Girls Club Alumni Association Scholarship – due March 23, 2020

Pot of Gold Tickets Now On Sale!

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club’s Pot of Gold Raffle Tickets are now on sale! Our Pot of Gold Raffle is our largest fundraiser of the year & allows us to keep our doors open for more than 350 kids & teens each day.

You can purchase your ticket online today!

Purchase your ticket before 12/20/19 and be entered to win our Early Bird Drawing cash prizes of $1,000 and $500.

Early Bird winners go “back in the bin” for a chance to win these great cash  prizes at our Grand Prize Drawing on 3/14/20:

$20,000 – 1 winner

$1000 – 2 winners

$500  – 2 winners

$250  – 2 winners

May the Luck of the Irish Be With You!

Clubhouse Halloween Dance

Gemstones presents the Clubhouse Halloween Dance!
This Friday, November 1, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
$5 per ticket, all proceeds donated to support cancer research!
All Club members 7th grade & under are welcome.

Tickets are on sale at the Club this week and can be purchased from any Keystone member, just ask! Members who would like to purchase a ticket for 1 guest are welcomed and must complete a permission slip for their friend.

Dancing, games and more fun throughout the night including a costume contest. Snacks & pizza will be on sale at the event.

Carnival comes to town!

Fiesta Shows will be visiting Woburn with the annual carnival Thursday, May 16, 2019 through Sunday, May 19, 2019.

The carnival takes place in the parking lot at Showcase Cinemas in Woburn and features rides, games and food. Admission is $2.

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn benefits from a portion of both the admission and ride ticket sales.

WRISTBAND SPECIALS. Unlimited rides for $30 per person, or $25 per person with coupon. Wristbands are sold Thursday, 5:00 p.m through closing time. They are also sold Sunday, 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. OR 5:00 p.m. until closing time. Coupons are available at the Club.

Team New England Takes 3rd Place!

Lucky’s Lobsters traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida April 5th through April 7th, 2019 to participate in Boys & Girls Club National Championships! Together, with area Boys & Girls Clubs they formed Team New England and took 3rd place!

We are so proud of our swimmers and all that they accomplished as both individuals and a team during the 2018-2019 season.

Alaina Szwed Named Youth of the Year!

The Club held its 55th Annual Recognition Reception on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Alaina Szwed was named the organization’s 2019 PFC Joseph L. Drew Youth of the Year, the top honor that can be bestowed upon a Club kid.

Youth of the Year candidates are nominated in an open process and a group of finalists is selected by the Club’s staff. The finalists are then asked to complete an application consisting of both essays and letters of recommendation. Criteria considered are academic success, commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle, passion for their Club experience and overall good character and citizenship. A panel of judges interview the finalists and choose the winner.

Alaina has been a member of the Club for eight years and is a senior at Woburn Memorial High School where she is an honors student. She’s a member of both the Junior Staff Program and the Intrepid Keystone Club. She has volunteered more than 250 hours of her time over the past twelve months and plans to study marketing in college next year.

In her essay about what the Club means to her, Alaina says “The past eight years of my life have revolved around the Boys & Girls Club, where I have learned leadership skills, social skills, made endless memories and had many mentors who have provided me with guidance to achieve my goals.”


Thank you to all who supported our 2019 Pot of Gold Raffle!

$20,000 Prize
Ticket #186, Bob & Karen Maguire

$1,000 Prizes
Ticket #427, Jim & Bernie Garvey
Ticket #457, Jane Errico

$500 Prizes
Ticket #16, Shanell Wiitala
Ticket #450, Michael Ferragamo

$250 Prizes
Ticket #197, Brian McManus
Ticket #225, Beth Dziokonski