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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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.  

Manners Matter - Fall 2022 Etiquette Program

The Etiquette Academy of New England - Manners Matter Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm

9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10,27, 11/3 (5 total classes) 14 Green Street, Charlestown, MA

The Etiquette Academy of New England will be partnering with the Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center this fall to run their Manners Matter program! The program will begin on Thursday, September 29th from 5:00pm-6:00pm and will conclude on October 27th (5 total classes).


FEE. The fee per for the five-week program is $250 

Course Description: 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY. Our programs help participants strengthen her table manners, communication and social skills to present their best-self. The classes are designed to be dialogue based and are filled with thought-provoking discussions, games and role-play. 

Your scholar will be enrolled in Manners Matter, Level I. 

Five-week program TOPICS

  1. ​Introductions. Basic Manners. Introducing, greeting and addressing adults and peers, establishing eye contact, sitting and walking properly, covering yawn, pointing, being respectful, etc. 

  2. Table Manners, part 1. The correct way to hold and use utensils, etiquette of eating finger foods, bread & butter, pace of eating, and using utensils. Home vs. restaurant etiquette, table setting, using utensils, napkin etiquette, dealing with allergies, and being excused from the table, etc.

  3. Conversations Skills. How to start, navigate and end a conversation, including some great conversation topics for various situations. How to have a conversation with an adult? Ending a conversation, interrupting, introducing people, etc. Social Graces for Public Places. Manners and positive communication outside of the home, walking on the street, standing in line at the cinema, theatre, grocery store, clothing store, elevator & escalator etiquette, etc.

  4. Guest & Host Etiquette. Be more aware of what is appropriate, helpful and the responsibilities of being a guest vs. being a host. Etiquette of giving and receiving presents. Thank You Notes and Cards for Special Occasion. Writing a thoughtful Thank You Note takes time and skill. 

  5. Friendships, Cliques and Social Cues. What does it mean to be a good friend, why are friendships important, boundaries of friendship, how to make friends, how to avoid being a frenemy, etc.

Opened: 07/13/2022
Closes: 09/28/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 07/13/2004

In Grades: 1 to 12 for 2022-23 School year

NOTE: This program is currently only accepting waitlisted registrations. Register for the current waitlist by clicking the Join Waitlist button below.

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