Merrimack College & Lawrence Boys and Girls Club

Institution: Merrimack College
Institutional Offices Involved: Stevens Service Learning Center
Community Partner: Lawrence Boys and Girls Club
Population Served: 
Youth
Service Term: Academic Year
4P’s: Preparation
Geographic Area: Lawrence
Issues/Specialties: Tutoring, Basketball, Halloween

Students at Merrimack College help this organization meet their mission of promoting health, social, educational, vocational, and character development for all members. Volunteers help members with their homework and encourage them to think about college. Merrimack College has developed programs like the Academic Basketball Awareness program where they bring in boys to help them realize their abilities in the classroom and on the court. Merrimack College also has an annual Halloween party in which members of the boys and girls club dress up or get their face painted by Merrimack volunteers and then trick or treat through the dorms.  After trick or treating they then play games and interact in activities with college students.

Program Contact: Mary McHugh or Katherine Donell at 978-837-5125
Links:http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/EngagedLearning/ServiceLearning/Stevens/Pages/default.aspx
Last Updated: October 13, 2011