About The Boys & Girls Club
Written by Lisa Kolosiej
Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00
In March of 1937, Victor C. Harnish had the idea of establishing a Boys Club in Waltham. A group of community leaders collaborated, raised funds, and on November 2, 1937 the Boys Club of Waltham was incorporated. The club opened on January 28, 1938 in the vacated Asbury Temple Building at 686 Main Street. Fourteen years later, a capital campaign was launched to construct a new club building. In response, the Charles Hayden Foundation provided a substantial grant, and many individuals made generous donations. The site at 20 Exchange Street, which serves as today's club, was opened in November of 1952. In 1985, the club officially changed its name to the Waltham Boys and Girls Club, Inc.
Since our founding, the Waltham Boys & Girls Club has been recognized as a community leader in providing positive programs for youth, with a special emphasis on serving disadvantaged youth. We offer daily program opportunities in sports, social recreation, health and life skills, aquatics, performing arts, cultural diversity, drug and alcohol prevention, character and leadership development, educational programs and ongoing guidance.
Throughout our history, the Club has been able to expand to meet the growing needs of youth in Waltham. The Club has been recognized nationally by Boys & Girls Club of America for program excellence and membership growth. Our Main Club facility is handicapped accessible and offers inclusive programs for youths of all abilities.
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Written by Lisa Kolosiej
Friday, 05 March 2010 12:45
1,279 Youth Ages 6 to 18; an increase of 3.5%
Average Daily Attendance: 133 youth during the school year;
338 youth during the summer; an increase of 14%
63% Male and 37% Female
41.5% of our members are teenagers; compared to Boys & Girls Clubs national average of 32%
33% Caucasian, 31% Latino, 17% African-American, 10% Multi-Racial, 7% Asian, 2% Native American
$15 per year
State/Program Fees 36%
Special Events 20%
United Way 5%
NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS
16 with a capacity for 25
47,000 square feet
Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 10:33
Written by Lisa Kolosiej
Thursday, 14 January 2010 00:00
If you have any comments, questions or need more information on the Club and the programs we offer, please feel free to contact us via one of the following methods:
Waltham Boys & Girls Club
20 Exchange Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Email Our Staff
Scott McLellan, Executive Director
Scott McLellan came on board as our Executive Director as of August, 2012. He brings over 16 years of youth development experience and 13 years with the Boys & Girls Club. He spent 8 years at the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club in various roles and most recently he spent 5 years as Executive Director at the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club in Boston.
Erica Fitch, Director of Operations
Erica Fitch joined the Waltham Boys & Girls Club as Director of Operations in August, 2012. She has 12 years of youth development experience including 2 years in the Peace Corps along with 5 years at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. She earned her undergraduate degree in child development psychology and master's degree in marketing communication both from Clark University.
Mark Mitchell - Program Director
Mark Mitchell was promoted to Program Director in January, 2012 after being the Sports & Fitness Director for three years. In this role, Mitchell oversees all of the Program activities that go on at the Club. Mark was recognized by the Yankee Chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Professional Association, by receiving the 2011 Program Professional of the Year Award. Mitchell has been a part of the Club for nine years also having served as a part time employee helping out around the gymnasium, with games, and at the front desk. At the end of each school year, he organizes the Dinner of Champions, an event to recognize members that have excelled at the Club. He received his associate degree in business administration from Dean College and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Mount Ida College.
Lisa Kolosiej – Office Manager
Lisa Kolosiej joined the Waltham Boys & Girls Club as the Office Manager. She is an experienced Office Manager, Legal Secretary and Paralegal. Lisa was recognized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Professional Association, by receiving the Administrative Staff of the Year Award for the Northeast Region in 2008 and currently serves on and the Chair for the Program Awards Committee for the Yankee Chapter.
Margie Granados – After School Program Director
Margie has been employed at the Club since the summer of 2002. In September of 2005 Margie was promoted to After School Program Director. Margie oversees our licensed after school program which facilitates enrichment activities for 52 school age children. Margie has completed coursework in Child Development from Regis College.
William Waters, III - Sports and Fitness Director
Billy joined the Waltham Boys & Girls Club as Sports and Fitness Director in April, 2012 after volunteering at the Club for over 3 years. Billy graduated from Waltham High School in 2004 and graduated from Curry College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts. Billy has worked as a personal trainer and as a Paraprofessional at the Kennedy Middle School. Billy has a particular passion for football and has coached Waltham High School Football and won Conference Championships while attending Curry.
Thomas Tringale, Aquatics Director
Thomas Tringale joined the Club as our Aquatics Director in June, 2012. Tom graduated from Salem State College in 2009 with a degree in History. Tom is an alumn from the Billerica Boys & Girls Club and was their Youth of the Year in 2003. He has coached for the Billerica Boys & Girls Club, Northern Berkshire YMCA, North Reading High School and Billerica High School Swim Teams. Tom has also trained tri-athletes in swimming for competitions.
Jules LeBlanc - Teen Coordinator
Juliann "Jules" LeBlanc joined our staff as Teen Program Coordinator in August, 2012. Jules began her service here two years ago as an intern and impressed staff and was then offered part-time employment. Jules has worked at the front desk, games room, and her favorite: the Teen Center. Jules has a lot to share wtih Waltham teens regarding leadership, having twice been elected captain of her Lasell College cheerleading squad. Jules graduated from Lasell in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. "I have seen the powerful impact that the Club has on the young people that come here. I want to play a strong part in the development of their lives."
Katie joined the Waltham Boys & Girls Club team as the Social Recreation Coordinator in Fall, 2012. She has worked with children of all ages in various capacities ranging from organized sports events to musical production. She has experience in the healthcare field, coaching, collegiate athletic ticket sales, and international athletics. Katie worked with a company that developed various after school programs in London, England where she was the recipient of the CAPA Record of Achievement Award. Katie has a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management and a Minor Certificate of Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Written by Lisa Kolosiej
Saturday, 04 April 2009 10:11
|Ages 6 to 18|
|School Year (please call to verify)|
Monday 2:30 to 6:00pm
Tuesday - Friday 2:30 to 7:00 (9pm in Oct.)
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Monday - Friday 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Member Check-In Policy:
Members are given a membership card and must check in and out at the
front desk. This card is also used to participate in club activities
such as sports or social recreation events. Members must have their card
with them at all times. If a member does not have their card with them
their choice of activity may be limited.
Open Door Policy:
Parents are reminded that the club has an open door policy and that
staff supervision is limited to inside the building. We recommend that
you and your child set some firm rules about leaving the club, visiting
friends in the neighborhood, going to McDonalds, etc.
Non-member Check-In Policy:
Children are allowed to attend the Waltham Boys & Girls Club
without becoming a member for one day and must check in and out at the
Visitor Policy: All adults that are
not Waltham Boys & Girls Club staff members are required to sign in
at the front desk. Once a visitor has signed in he/she will receive a
visitor badge that must be worn at all times while in the building. Upon
departure the visitor must return the visitor badge to the front desk
and sign out. Any adult found in the building without a visitor badge
will be escorted out of the building.
The Waltham Boys & Girls Club phone line is for business purposes
only. Personal phone calls for members or staff are not allowed. In the
case of an emergency you may ask to speak with a supervisor and he/she
will address the situation accordingly.
The Waltham Boys & Girls Club is not responsible for lost or stolen
property. We strongly recommend that members bring a lock and use the
lockers provided by the club to safeguard coats and other valuables.
Staff members may draw from a range of methods to establish what will
work for each individual child. Examples may include, but are not
limited to: Time-outs, restriction from activity or program area and/or
Minor offenses include, but are not limited to:
swearing, running in hallways, eating outside the designated areas,
being in an unsupervised area and general horseplay.
Full time staff members have the ability to suspend a club member for
the remainder of the day. After speaking with a supervisor, a suspension
of additional days may result. If a child is asked to leave the club
he/she is to speak with a director upon their return to the club. A
phone call will be made to the member's parent or guardian. Major
offenses include, but are not limited to: fighting, stealing,
disrespecting staff or equipment. Long Term suspension may be imposed
for repeat offenders or any member that is deemed dangerous to
themselves, other club members and/or staff.
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Written by Lisa Kolosiej
Monday, 11 August 2008 19:25
Assistant Camp Director
The Assistant Camp Director, in coordination with
the Summer Camp Director, is responsible for implementing programs and
activities for youth ages 5-12 registered in the licensed Summer Camp Program,
as well as well as manage and supervise Junior Camp Leaders ages 13-17. The Assistant Camp Director will also be
accountable for daily camp responsibilities when the Camp Director is not
· At least 21 years of
age, per licensing requirements
· Valid driver’s license
· Certified in First Aid
· Experience working
with youth ages 5-17
· Experience managing a
group of adult staff
· Ability to maintain
a high level of energy and enthusiasm
· High school diploma
required; Associate’s Degree preferred
Summer Camp Position:
Seasonal Position available beginning June 15,
2013 through August23, 2013
Monday – Friday: 40 hour work week
Salary Range: $9.00-$12.00 per hour
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