In our 137 years of continuous operation, BCNY has positively influenced the lives of nearly a million boys and young men. BCNY members are male and predominantly low-income and Black or Latino.
Research has shown that this demographic faces significant obstacles, and is at high risk for becoming disengaged and leaving the education system prematurely, often without the skills to succeed as an adult. Studies show that afterschool and summertime support is critically needed to promote engagement, close the achievement gap, and counter the effects of summer learning loss for the population we serve.
At BCNY, we focus on character development, academic achievement, nourishing creativity, developing social skills, physical fitness, and athletic participation. The achievements of our alumni are a testament to the impact of our programs.
You find men from the Boys’ Club in every walk of life, raising families, pursuing careers, working hard, and giving back to their communities.
While we have every confidence that our programs are meaningful and successful, we also know that we need to provide more rigorous analysis to demonstrate the impact. To that end, we are embarking on an initiative to provide a range of outcome data in every programmatic area of our operations.