Welcome to the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston
Our mission is to provide a home that welcomes, a playground where lasting friendships are made, a club that evangelizes by shaping moral character and values, and a school atmosphere that prepares life.
NEWS & EVENTS
February School Vacation Camp
Register now for February School Vacation
February 20th - February 23rd
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m $25 per day
Pizza & Refreshments Will be Served Call the Club at 617-567-6626 for more information!
Lowe's Fundraising Campaign a Success Lowe's partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of America to commit to the long-term health of our communities by "Building Great Futures" for today's youth. Thank you for your participation in this fundraising campaign. Your support helped raise $700 for the Club, one of the highest amounts raised by Lowe's stores in the state. The Lowe's in Saugus (1550 Broadway - Rt 1) partnered with the Salesian Boys & Girls Club during the month of August. A special Thank You to Ron West and his great Lowe's staff!
Club members visited the Lowe's store in Saugus with cookies they baked to thank Supervisor Nino Sambataro and his fellow staff for promoting the Salesian Boys & Girls Club during their In-store " Building Great Futures Together" fundraiser. We had a great time. "THANK YOU" to Nino and all the terrific Lowe's employees for raising money to help support programs for our kids!! #lowessupportsbgca
SALESIAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WELCOMES MICHAEL TRIANT NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
by John Lynds East Boston Times East Boston native and Savio Prep graduate, Michael Triant was named the new Executive Director of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club at the board's December meeting. Triant, who worked for the past 17 years for the BostonCenter for Youth and Families as an administration, started Monday at the Club, taking over the reins from Father John Nazzaro who is now the Club's Direcot of Missions.
“Once I heard of this opportunity, as a kid who grew up in East Boston, as a kid who graduated Savio, as a kid that went to the Boys & Girls Club, I wondered if it could become a reality,” said Triant, a husband and father of three who now lives in Winthrop with his family. “Once the ball started rolling and it became more and more of a possibility it wasn’t even a choice at that point I had to do it.”
Triant, 38, who grew up on Faywood Avenue was raised like many other kids of his generation in Eastie.
“I was played basketball at the Marty Pino Center every afternoon, I got involved in the house leagues through Johnny Forbes at the Boys & Girls Club where I made friends that are still my friends today,” said Triant.
What always impressed Triant about the Salesians was the level of commitment the staff had to the kids.
“You had guys like (the late) Wally Bowe that were so influential on the lives of kids I grew up with and kids that were older than me,” said Triant. “I was fortunate that I grew up in a stable home with two parents, but there were so many kids at the Salesians who didn’t have that.”
Triant said he remembers getting jealous as a youth because he didn’t understand why staff like Bowe would concentrate their attention on kids that didn’t have much.
“As I got older I understood,” said Triant. “Guys like Wally (Bowe) were doing whatever they could to give that little extra attention to the kids that didn’t have a father or had a tough home life.”
Triant said the staff he’s inheriting at the Club reminds him very much of the staff that was at the Salesians when he was a kid.
“The team at the Boys & Girls Club is just continuing that Salesians tradition,” said Triant. “They are looking to work, they are looking to help, they are looking to provide a good positive influence on the kids there. Don Bosco’s philosophy was integral growth of children especially the poor and the needy and that’s our mission.”
Triant began his career in youth based services in March 2002 as the manager of Boston’s Camp Joy program that offers youth programing for kids with special needs.
Club Receives $1,000 Donation from
Revere Planet Fitness
Salesian Boys & Girls Club received a $1,000.00 donation from the DeMartinis Franchise Group, the owners of the East Boston and Revere Plant Fitness Gyms. Fr. John, teens, and staff were invited to celebrate the 5th Year Anniversary of the Revere Planet Fitness on June 27th. Joining the celebration was Street Team of HOT 96.9 along with host, former New England Patriot, and Salesian Boys & Girls Club alumnus, Jermaine Wiggins. The recently renovated gym is amazing with new state of the art equipment. Absolutely worth a visit. We had a great time and thank the DeMartinis family and their wonderful staff for their generosity and support of the Club.
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Club Awarded $2,500 Grant from Boston Bruins Foundation We are happy to announce the Salesian Boys & Girls Club is the recipient of a $2,500.00 grant from the Boston Bruins Foundation. We are very excited and honored to partner with this incredible foundation known for its long history of supporting youth across New England. The Club looks forward to working together to enhance the lives of our members. Let's Go Bruins!!
Club Receives $1,000 Donation at Grand Opening of New Revere Planet Fitness
Salesian Boys & Girls Club was presented with a $1,000.00 donation from the DeMartinis Franchise Group at the Grand Opening of the New Revere Plant Fitness at Wonderland Marketplace (formerly Staples). Fr. John, Club members, and staff were invited to the celebration on Jan. 8th. Street Team of HOT 96.9 along with host, former New England Patriot, and Salesian Boys & Girls Club alumnus, Jermaine Wiggins joined the celebration. The new facility has the newest cardio equipment with upgraded consoles with digital displays to use apps and watch television. We had a great time and thank the DeMartinis family and their wonderful staff for their friendship, generosity and continued support of the Club and our kids!