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New Teen Center in Mattapan Breaks Ground

June 2nd, 2014

In a ceremony attended by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, city officials, residents of Mattapan, and other supporters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston broke ground on what will be a new stand-alone center for teens in the former Mattapan library on Hazleton Street. Through research conducted on Boston neighborhood strengths and challenges, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston identified the former Mattapan library  near Mattapan Square as an ideal location to create a new Club, where the shortage in youth programming, and teen programming in particular, is especially acute. BGCB’s vision is for this formerly vacant space to be transformed into a beautifully renovated community space that not only offers a safe place for teens to spend time, but creates a pipeline to develop the next generation of leadership in Mattapan.  At the new site, BGCB plans to run targeted teen programming focusing on leadership, performing arts, academic success, and healthy lifestyles.

The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston a $2.5M grant for the capital renovations associated with this project.

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New Teen Center in Mattapan Breaks Ground