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BOSTnet envisions a future in which all families have access to a rich network of out of school time opportunities that challenge, reward, and inspire children and youth while enhancing the quality and capacity of the out of school time field. BOSTnet was founded to expand access to quality, affordable child care in Massachusetts and has grown into a professionally managed organization with a broader focus:  ensuring that children and youth are well cared for during out of school time hours. BOSTnet addresses the need to enhance and provide access to opportunities and resources by reaching out to low- and moderate-income families, out-of-school time providers and local and state policymakers.

Website: www.bostnet.org

Office Location: 6 Beacon St, Suite 1000, Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617.720.1290 (TTY: 617.720.1292)

 Boy’s & Girl’s Club

The mission of the Boy’s Club is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. This club provides a safe place to learn and grow for children with ongoing relationships with caring and professional adults and instill a sense of competence, usefulness, and belonging. The program includes life enhancing programs along with character development experiences that create a sense of hope and opportunity for those involved.

National Website: www.bgca.org

Club Locations near NECC:

  • 136 Water Street, Lawrence, MA 01841

Phone: 978.683.2747 

  • 71 Ducket Avenue, Lawrence, MA 01843

Phone: 978.691.5167

Local website: www.lawrencebgc.com

  • 55 Emerson Street, Haverhill, MA 01830

Local website: haverhillbgc.org

Phone: 978.374.6171

 Child Care Circuit

Child Care Circuit is a Massachusetts based private non-profit organization providing child care referrals, training, parent and provider services locally and nationwide. Their services include free on-line search for child care, building partnerships to help families, collecting accurate statistical information on Massachusetts child care, providing information on state vouchers and training to parents and providers, as well as many others. Child Care Circuit provides services to much of the North Shore as well as other surrounding areas.

Website: www.childcarecircuit.org

Office Location: 190 Hampshire St, Lawrence, MA 01840

Phone: 877.823.2273    fax: 978.975.3120

 Girls Inc

Girls Inc.  is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.

Website: www.girlsinchaverhill.org

Office Location: 7 William Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978.372.0771
Fax: 978.521.2947

Email: girlsinchaverhill.org

Windmill Country Day School

 Windmill Country Day School is a private early childhood school established to meet the educational needs of families with young children. It is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Accredited programs meet ten stands of excellence defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Windmill Country Day School strives for the development of the whole child – intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.  Their objective is to help children achieve success each day in a nurturing, learning environment. They believe that children learn at different speeds and in different ways. Their programs are adapted to the needs of each individual child. This is achieved in an open classroom setting which is structured enough to set limits, but flexible enough to promote creativity, interest, and challenge.

Website: www.windmillcountrydayschool.com

Office Location: 4 Rosedale St, Amesbury, MA 01913

Phone:  978.388.2911

Youth Center

The mission of the Haverhill Youth Center is to provide Haverhill Youth with a supervised drop-in center and introduce them to positive role models as well as providing opportunities to contribute to their community, and opportunities to become involved in activities, events and programs that otherwise might not be possible.

Website: www.ci.haverhill.ma.us/departments/human/youth/index.htm

Office Location: 81 Winter Street (YMCA Basement Level), Haverhill, MA 01830

Phone: 978.374.2388 x30 or 978.374.2412


The YMCA provides innovative programs for children, adults, and families of all ages and interests in order to build strong children, strong families, and strong communities. YMCA does this by providing character-building athletic, recreational and educational services and opportunities designed to inspire and instruct.
Site Locations near NECC:

Website: www.mvymca.org

  • 40 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01840

Phone: 978.686.6191

129 Haverhill Street, Methuen, MA 01844

  • 978.683.5266

165 Haverhill Street, Andover, MA 01810

  • 978.685.3541

81 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830

Phone: 978.374.0506

Website: www.northshoreymca.org


YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by way of the Hallmark Programs. Each local YWCA implements Hallmark Programs, although specific programs vary from one community to another based on the unique needs of each market. These Hallmark Programs have direct impact and create meaningful change with measurable results. YWCA not only intends to raise awareness of the issues, but intends to affect real change. The goal is not to pave the way for the future to create a better future.

Site Locations near NECC:

  • 38 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01840

Phone: 978.687.0331

Local website: www.ywcalawrence.org

  • 107 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830

Phone: 978.374.6121

National Website: www.ywca.org

*Detailed information regarding the specific services provided by the institutions on this page have been copied directly from institutions’ websites or acquired materials.