Become a Club Member!

The 2018-2019 program year is underway at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club!

Interested youth and teens will need to register for the 2018-2019 program  year.  All prior memberships expired on August 31, 2018.  An active membership will allow youth and teens, ages 8 to 18, to participate in our drop-in activities for the school year.  A membership to the Club costs just $25.00.  Please note there is no walk-in registration for the Clubhouse.  Paperwork and payment must only be submitted during orientations or registration times.  Memberships must be renewed and payment must be submitted before members can attend the Clubhouse.

 

New Member Orientations

Monday, September 24th @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 1st @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 29th @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 5th @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 3rd @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Returning Member Renewal Times

Everything Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Club soon!

Fall Swim Lessons Announced!

Head back to school and back to swim lessons with the Club!

Registration for a six-week session of fall swimming lessons will take place Wednesday, September 12, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Slots for swimming lessons will fill on a first come, first served basis.

Fall Session I 2018 Swim Lessons – Members (ages 8 and older)

Fall Session I 2018 Swim Lessons – Non-Members (ages 7 and younger)

Are you unsure about which level your child should swim with?  Please check this simple questionnaire to help guide you, or discuss your child’s abilities with our Aquatics Director at the time of registration.

2018-2019 Drop-in Clubhouse Registration Information!

 

The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn is excited to announce the registration information for the 2018-2019 drop-in program!

New members, accompanied by a guardian, must attend an orientation before enrolling and attending the program.  Registration for returning members will only occur during renewal times.  There is no walk-in registration.  Memberships must be renewed and payment must be submitted before members can attend the Clubhouse.  All prior memberships expired on August 31, 2018.  Orientations & renewal times are listed below and more will be added in the future.

New Member Orientations

Monday, September 10th @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11th @ 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 12th @ 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 13th @ 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 14th @ 6:00 p.m.

 

Returning Member Renewal Times

Monday, September 10th, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 13th, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 14th, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Club soon!

Join the 2018-2019 Lucky’s Lobsters Swim Team!

A new season of swimming is approaching & we hope you’ll consider joining Lucky’s Lobsters Swim Team!

Lucky’s Lobsters is a competitive & recreational swim program for swimmers ages 6-18.  The regular season takes place September through March. The team competes in the Northeastern New England Area Program Council swim league against area Boys & Girls Clubs from November through January. For those swimmers looking for more competition, US Swimming meets are also available.  Please speak with one of the coaches or ask about it at our upcoming parent informational meeting.

Parent Informational Meeting – Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Swimmer Try-Outs (each swimmer only needs to attend ONE try-out session):

  1. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
  2. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
  3. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

All youth & teens ages 6-18 are welcome to try out!

Summer Swim Lessons Announced!

Swimming is an essential part of summer!  Even more essential is water safety!

Registration for a seven-week session of summer swimming lessons will take place Wednesday, June 27, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Slots for swimming lessons will fill on a first come, first served basis.

Summer 2018 Swim Lessons – Club Members (ages 8 and older)

Summer 2018 Swim Lessons – Non-Members (ages 7 and younger)

Are you unsure about which level your child should swim with?  Please check this simple questionnaire to help guide you, or discuss your child’s abilities with our Aquatics Director at the time of registration.

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