Salem, MA- August 20, 2014- The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem is moving its main operation from Hawthorne Boulevard to the Collins Middle School on Highland Avenue in time for the first day of school this year. The Salem School Committee approved the lease of some space, not used currently for academic purposes, to the 145 year-old Salem institution at its meeting on Monday evening.
The Club has operated at 13 Hawthorne Boulevard since the mid 1980’s. Joanne Scott, Executive Director says, “Our staff and Board members are extremely enthusiastic about this opportunity to strengthen our collaboration with Salem Schools as our community works to ensure academic success is within reach of all our children. Our Club shares that mission with the schools and physically locating at Collins will allow natural alliances to flourish in support of this mission.
Regarding leaving the Hawthorne Boulevard site, Scott says, “We appreciate the support we received from the Immaculate Conception parishioners throughout the lease of their building. It will be a bittersweet departure since our kids have created many wonderful memories here. But it is time to create a new, enriched future for our current members in the Middle School building. ”