Sports/Recreation

Dorchester Youth Hockey

Website: 

http://www.dorchesteryouthhockey.com/

Mission: 

The objective of Dorchester Youth Hockey is to provide youth, regardless of race, creed, or national origin with the opportunity to practice the ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. The program functions are: to familiarize youth with the fundamentals of ice skating and hockey; to provide opportunity to play the game of hockey in a supervised, organized, and safety oriented manner, and to keep the welfare of the participants free of any adult ambitions and personal glory.

Key Programs Offered: 

Learn to Skate Our Learn to Skate Program is for children from ages 3 and up. It is for 1st and 2nd year skaters. It runs on Saturdays at 4:00pm and 5:00pm from late November until early March. DYH also offers 2nd and 3rd child discounts. Each session will be limited to approximately 40 skaters with a skater to instructor ratio of 8:1. All participants must have a hockey helmet with full face mask on it. Stephanie O'Sullivan and the staff from O'Sullivan Hockey Academy provide the on ice instruction on behalf of Dorchester Youth Hockey. Learn to Skate Coordinator: Shaun O'Sullivan House League Registration for House League Hockey is open to children from Instructional to Pee Wee. The season runs from late November until early March and includes one game and one practice a week. Instructional players participate at no additional cost. House League Coordiantor: Kevin Burke Travel Team Travel teams play in either the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League or the Yankee Conference League. The Girls only team(s) play in the South Shore Conference. The season is from September to March. In March we hold registration and tryouts for travel teams Mites-Bantams. Midget registration and tryouts are held in the Spring. As a reminder, goalies with their own equipment play at 1/2 price! Instructional Hockey For first year players ages 5-8 years old. Instructional players compete in the Yankee Conference on the small ice surface at Pilgrim Arena in Hingham and practice at the Devine Rink in Dorchester. Instructional players are also allowed to participate in the House League for no additional cost.

Created: 
11/24/2010

Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

Phone: 

617-727-5290; 617-626-1250 (DCR Main Phone)

Mission: 

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. Its 450,000 acres is made up of forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds.

Location

251 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston: Blue Hill Club

Phone: 

617-474-1050

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Ages 6-12: Monday-Friday 1-6PM Ages 13-18: Monday-Thursday 1-8PM, Friday 1-10PM Summer Day Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM Pre-Camp 8AM-9AM Extended Day 5PM-6PM Ages 6-12

Location

15 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

General membership: Call (617) 474-1050 To register for summer camp: All interested families must attend an orientation session.

 

 

Key Programs Offered: 

During the school year, members may drop in at any time. Activities include arts and crafts, a clay studio, cooking, dance, music lessons, tutoring, life skills development, aquatics, football, basketball, karate, computers, and more. Summer: Three two-week sessions and one one-week session July 6-16: Around the World and Mad Scientist July 19-30: Eco Explorers and Sports Week August 2-13: Water Works and DaVinci August 16-20: Camp Olympics

Created: 
04/23/2010

MetroLacrosse

Phone: 

(617) 288-9898

Mission: 

MetroLacrosse is a non-profit organization whose mission is to address the social and economic disparities that exist in urban settings by inspiring personal, educational and athletic success among urban youth and teens.

Location

25 Thomson Place, First Floor
Boston, MA 02210
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

If you are or know someone between the ages 9-18 you can sign up here

Key Programs Offered: 

The organization’s year-round programs; -A ten-week spring season -A one-week overnight summer camp in New Hampshire -A four-week summer day camp in Boston and Chelsea -Winter clinics and fitness sessions -Year-round Intramural Programs in collaboration with community-based strategic partners -SAT, ISSE, and SSAT test preparation -Secondary school placement advising and academic tutoring -College exploration and advisory services -Year-round educational support programs in collaboration with community-based strategic partners

Created: 
02/23/2010

America SCORES Boston

Phone: 

617.472.6737

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

After-school programming starts immediately after school lets out at the following schools: Frederick Middle School John Marshall Elementary School Mather Elementary School William Monroe Trotter Elementary School William E. Russell Elementary School

Mission: 

The mission of America SCORES New England is to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, America SCORES New England inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities.

Location

150 Mt. Vernon Street, Suite 2
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Frederick Middle School John Marshall Elementary School Mather Elementary School William Monroe Trotter Elementary School William E. Russell Elementary School

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Students must be enrolled in the following schools to participate: Frederick Middle School John Marshall Elementary School Mather Elementary School William Monroe Trotter Elementary School William E. Russell Elementary School

Key Programs Offered: 

A unique and exciting program of school creative writing and soccer activities for elementary and middle school students. We inspire youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change. We offer Fall and Spring after-school sessions.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Afterschool programming offered Monday through Friday.

GoKids Boston

Phone: 

(617) 287-5437

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

11am to 7pm Membership hours 4pm to 6pm

Mission: 

At GoKids Boston, our mission is kids. We are driven to improve the health, wellness, and overall outlook for adolescents, pre-teens and teens. We provide kids personalized instruction and support to become more physically active, improve fitness, eat nutritiously, and gain self-confidence. We are proud to be a part of the University of Massachusetts, Boston. We embrace the University’s urban mission, and focus on reducing health-disparities in underserved families.

Location

UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Children’s Hospital Boston and UMass Boston

Key Programs Offered: 

Clinical referral program (through Children Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center); and General Membership program

Lamberts Fitness

Phone: 

(617) 265-1994

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Gym Hours: Mon-Fri: 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Sat/Sun: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Daycare Hours: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat: 9 - 11 a.m.

Mission: 

Finally, a fitness center that you can feel comfortable in. We offer a ton of group exercise classes, an abundance of strength training and cardiovascular equipment, and a fantastic motivating staff.

LFC is a non-intimidating, all female setting with modern strength training equipment, cardio machines, dumbbells, stability balls, and more. We provide various classes to fit all you fitness goals.

Location

Lamberts Fitness Center for Women
735 Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Zumba, Kickboxing, Pilates, Power Step, Sets & Reps, Circuit Strength, Ab Lab, Kettlebells, a fully equipped gym, daycare, discounts to Lambert's Fruit Market, more!

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Lambert's Fitness Center for Women

Created: 
05/10/2011

DotHouse Health

Phone: 

617-288-3230

Website: 

http://www.dorchesterhouse.org/

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Mission: 

To be an essential resource for our community in its efforts to achieve the highest levels of health, well being and quality of life for its residents.

To provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional health care and other essential services in an environment that respects our consumers, our staff and our diverse community.

To be a leading force for change in the health, economic and social well being of our community.

Location

DotHouse Health Center
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Codman Square Health Center, DotWell, SCI

Key Programs Offered: 

DotHouse Health (Formerly Dorchester House) is a federally qualified health center located in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester. 127 years ago, our founders had a brilliant vision. They understood that a person’s well-being wasn't just about one facet of a person’s life, but it was about the well-being of the whole person. It’s about taking care of the whole person across their life span. We continue to follow this vision by not only offering healthcare but, also community and social services to the people of Dorchester. We offer our 23,000 patients extensive case management, financial and legal services as well as a number of community programs. By connecting our patients with comprehensive primary care, social services and internal programs – all under one roof – we support the overall good health of our patients and build a stronger, healthier community.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Dot House/Dorchester House

Mildred Avenue Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-1328

Email: 

MildredAvenueCC@cityofboston.gov

Location

5 Mildred Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Mildred Avenue Middle School, Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/24/2010

Mildred Avenue Community Center opened adjacent to the Mildred Avenue Elementary School on November 17, 2003. The community center is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a gym, an exercise studio/weight room, large locker rooms, classrooms, a dance studio, community rooms, a computer center, a senior center with kitchenette, a 250-yard competition-sized swimming pool with balcony seating, a staged auditorium and a dedicated space that is fully wired to support a recording studio.

Perkins Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-5146

Email: 

perkinscc@cityofboston.gov

Website: 

www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Joseph Lee Elementary School Lee Academy Pilot School Codman Square Library DotWell

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For Adult Education, including GED and ESOL classes, contact Papa Diop at (617) 635-1894. Drop-in registration every first and third Wednesday of the month. For all other after-school, summer, and recreation programs: call the front desk at (617) 635-1895.

Key Programs Offered: 

School Age Child Care After-School and Summer Program Piranhas After-School Program: Meets M-F, 3:20 - 6. 4 - 5pm writing. 5 - 6pm pool. $150/year. 1st month: Deposit and &35. Then: $35 every 3 months. Piranhas Swim Team: Membership overlaps with After-School Program, but open to others also. Swim meets 6pm Fridays.** Open Swimming: Saturdays. 10:15 - 11 Children, 11 - 12 Lap Swimming, 1 - 2:30 Community/Open Swim, 2-4:30 Adults.** Fire Star Homework Drop-in: Call center for more info Boston Raider's Mentoring: Academic help for youth aged 7-18. M-F, 3-8pm. $20/month. Strong Women, Strong Girls: Mentoring for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Perkins on Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm. Open Gym Peewee Basketball: Saturdays, 9am - 1pm. $65/season. Season runs approximately October - April. Self-Defense: Free self-defense classes taught on Saturdays from 9 - 11:30 am. 16 years and up. Karate: Classes offered for ages 5 and up, adults included, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6-8. Call center for pricing information. Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition site

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/29/2011
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