Thanks to transformative grants from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and the
Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation cutting-edge programming and state-of-the art technology is available at the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton! Every member will have the chance to explore, engage, and marvel at the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the Club's STEM Lab.
Lowe's Renovation Across the Nation Grant
With the help of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Lowe's Renovation Across the Nation grant, we transformed the Boys Locker Room into a safe, modern space for our members to use. The refurbished locker room will help support the increasing number of male youths that partake in our athletic programs, helping them to lead healthy lifestyles while they make lasting memories in a safe positive environment. Click here to check out ABC's coverage of the event!
Community Development Block Grant
With grant support from the Community Development Block Grant program and the
City of Taunton we were able to transform the Dick Faulkner Gymnasium! This fall we were able to put the finishing touches on our newly restored gym just in time for floor hockey! New bleachers were installed, refinished flooring an a number of other improvements were made to ensure that our kids can play safely.
Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation
In late 2017 we received a $100,000 grant from the
Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation to focus on expanding the Club’s educational program offerings which helped lay the foundation for future success built upon the high quality and high impact. This fall the Club rolled out “Power Hour” – a Boys & Girls Club of America nationally developed program encouraging a Club-wide hour of homework help and tutoring for all students each afternoon. We are proud to open the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Educational Achievement Center this fall which will bring new skills to light for our boys and girls!
Planet Fitness Judgement Free Teen Center
This winter we opened our very own Mini Judgement Free Teen Center! The Planet Fitness Judgement Free Teen Center offers members ages 13-18 a place to work out and exercise as well as a lounge area for working on homework and participating in small group programming. The space houses several different options for exercise equipment including elliptical machines, stationary bikes, dumbbells & free-weights, medicine balls, and more.