Mission & History Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center envisions a community in which young people of all ages and backgrounds possess the leadership skills, self-confidence and knowledge to succeed on the field, in the classroom and in life.

Sponsored By:   The Cummings Foundation
Charlestown, Boston, MA
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Book Club "Hoot" Ages 9-11 - Fall 2022

Book Club - Hoot

The Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center will be partnering with the Kennedy Center, Turn It Around and Essem Art this November for our first collaborative Book Club! Our first book will be Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. This book club is geared towards scholars ages 9-11. Our vision for this book club is to create an environment where kids are excited to read! This club will not feel like homework! Each week, kids will read together, discuss the novel and participate in activities related to the text. Towards the end of the course, kids will watch the movie Hoot and compare the book to film. On our very last class, kids will work with Sophia Moon and create a final art project!  

Who: Ms. Zaire Richardson, head of Turn It Around Junior, will be leading our class each week! All lessons will be co-planned with CLLC Director, Blake Riley and Kennedy Center Director, Corinne Kielbasa. 


When: Tuesdays 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17  from 4:30pm - 5:30pm


Where: 14 Green Street, Charlestown, MA 


Cost: $159  Book is included in the program fee!


About the Book: 

Hoot is a 2002 mystery/suspense novel, recommended for ages 9–12, by Carl Hiaasen. The setting takes place in Florida, where new arrival Roy makes two oddball friends and a bad enemy, and joins an effort to stop construction of a pancake house which would destroy a colony of burrowing owls who live on the site. The book won a Newbery Honor award in 2003.

Everybody loves Mother Paula's pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls' fate cemented in pancake batter?

Welcome to Carl Hiaasen's Florida—where the creatures are wild and the people are wilder!


Opened: 09/28/2022
Closes: 11/10/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 3 to 5 for 2022-23 School year

8 open positions.  

Chess Club - WINTER 2023

Chess Wizards After School Program- Thursdays from 4:30-5:30

Dates: 01/12, 01/19, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16, 03/23, 03/30, 04/06,  04/27, 5/4 (Total: 14 Classes)


Chess Wizards will be back this winter offering an in-person after school program at our learning center on Thursdays from January 12th through May 5th (14 classes)!


Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. Join them after school this fall for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes! Whether your child is new to chess or has been playing for a while, they will improve their chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle - their brain! Each Wednesday, the Chess Wizard program will  include fun team chess games (like Corner Chess), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. All chess materials will be provided by Chess Wizards. 


This after school program is ideal for scholars in rising 1st through 8th grade. The cost is $365. For more information about Chess Wizards, visit their website at https://chesswizards.com/.    For scholarship information or any questions, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at cllclearningdirector@gmail.com


Opened: 06/27/2022
Closes: 01/15/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 06/27/2004

In Grades: K to 8 for 2021-22 School year

15 open positions.  

MAP Prep Course/Test Taking Skills - FALL 2022

MAP Prep Course/Test Taking Skills  - Tuesdays on Zoom

October 4th through November 8th (6 total weeks/9 Total Hours)

Who/About: Ms. Moran is a certified Secondary Education Teacher from a local Boston Public Charter School. This course will focus on the Boston Public School MAP Test that will run in December. Scholars in grades 6 will now use their MAP results to get into exam schools. Ms. Moran will focus on both ELA and Math throughout the course. Ms. Moran will go over the ins and outs of the MAP test,  begin each lesson with a test taking skill that applies to the MAP test, then apply the lesson to specific Math and ELA MAP questions for the remainder of class. 

The class will run for 6 total sessions, 90 minutes each. The total price is $399 -  if you break this down it  comes to $66.50 per class or $44.33 per hour. 

Where: Zoom - Link will be sent out before 10/4.

When: Tuesdays from 5:00PM-6:30PM 1.5  hour course. Space is limited!


Opened: 08/24/2022
Closes: 10/04/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 08/24/2004

In Grades: 5 to 7 for 2022-23 School year

11 open positions.  

CLLC Alumni Group

The CLLC Alumni Group is made up of former CLLC Scholars,
Athletes, Tutors, Parents, Coaches, and Students. 
We are greatful for all the opportunities the CLLC gives the Charlestown Community,
and we are dedicated to further improving all that the CLLC offers. 

The Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center Alumni Association seeks to support the CLLC with contributions from former Players, Coaches, Student-Athletes and Scholars alike.       

Open to: Men & Women
born between: 12/11/1918 and 12/11/2001