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MARLBOROUGH – This summer the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest implemented Summer Brain Gain, a hands-on, minds-on, project-based program designed for summer in the Club.

Youth, ages 6-14, participated in different activities including making slime, learning about oil spills through a hands-on demonstration, and reading out loud. Throughout all activities there was an added emphasis on literacy and STEM.

While campers engaged in this programming in the Club’s informal learning environment, they built the analytical thinking skills needed for academic success, all while discovering the joy of learning.

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The Summer Brain Gain program helped to bridge the learning gap between the end of last school year and the start of the upcoming year. More than 52% of all youth experience summer learning loss and the Summer Brain Gain program helped to mitigate those losses through informal, yet fun and educational, programming. Learning support will continue
at the Club during the school-year by providing access to our Learning Centers, additional homework help, and the integration of literacy and STEM based activities during our after-school programming.

To register for after-school programming at one of our three Clubhouses or school-based sites, visit

The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest has enabled community youth most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Clubs serve more than 6,200 youth each year across its’ three Clubhouses in Hudson, Marlborough and Framingham. The Club maintains a low membership fee of $25 per year, per child because of the generous support provided by local companies, foundations, and individuals. To learn more about, or donate to, the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest visit

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