at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Teams fill backpacks for kids with all the school supplies that kids need to succeed
Our Tools for Schools program is a fun, interactive, and productive way to not only bring your team closer together, but unite them toward a common goal of helping out a wonderful charitable organization. School supplies can be expensive, especially for middle and high school students. Tools For Schools provides an easy way for your team to help make a difference in your own community.
The backpacks for kids are filled with binders, crayons, pencil cases, notebooks, water bottles and more!
This hands-on team building event challenges your teams to fill a backpack with vital school supplies, including notebooks, pencils, erasers, and more. But it’s not as easy as picking up the items and putting them in the bag – your teams need to earn their items through creative mental and physical team challenges that require teamwork, effective communication, and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and get involved. With so many different ways to have fun and earn supplies for the backpacks for the kids, there’s something for everyone on every team to do.
The group can only be successful by working together, communicating effectively, identifying strengths of team members, and focusing on their mission – helping the children.
The mission of BCBG is to help boys and girls develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. By having the appropriate school supplies we are helping kids to achieve this goal. Through a variety of team building exercises, trivia, games and more you and your teammates earn tokens to buy school supplies (from the ‘school store’) and ultimately build backpacks for kids in need. When finished, you will donate 12+ packs (pending group size) and either a representative from BGCB will be present to receive them or kids from the program will be present to accept the packs. This is noted to be one of BGCB’s most favorite programs.
Sequence of Events
- Ice Breakers
- Team Trivia
- Human Bingo
- Team building Games
- Wrap Up
- Charity Presentation
- Minimum 12 School Backpacks Donated
This philanthropic team building program will take place right inside (select) Boys & Girls Clubs in Greater Boston.
Choice of Locations
Keane Children’s Center/Ansin Youth Center
15 Green Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
**Available THURSDAYS anytime
James W. Hennigan Elementary School
200 Heath Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
**Available DAILY at 4:30pm
Kraft Family Youth Center
30 Willow Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
**Available DAILY at 4:00pm
ADD ON: Transportation to and from Boston location: $500 per bus
Team Building Benefits
- Social Responsibility
- Build teamwork
- Community Service
What to Expect
- Reserved Event Space at Boys & Girls Club
- Facilitator and Assistant(s)
- All Program Materials
- BGCB Representative OR Kids to Accept Backpacks
- 12+ Backpacks Will Be Donated