In 145 years of continuous operation, BCNY has positively influenced the lives of over a million young men. BCNY seeks to fulfill its mission to empower boys and young men by providing effective programs and a supportive community with over 40 engaging programs.

Our vision is that all boys are competent academically and emotionally, connected to their communities, rich in character, and confident in their futures. Each year, we work to improve our programs in order to maximize effectiveness and improve member outcomes. As we strive to achieve our vision and better serve our members, we’re proud to share our successes along the way.

If you have questions about our evaluation methods and outcomes, please review our Annual Reports or email us at


104 teen members gained internships. BCNY’s teen training programs include the Work Progress Program, Counselors-in-Training, PeaceLeaders Peer Mentoring, Project Coach, and Teen Tutors.

Our members took 5,177 music lessons in piano, drums, guitar, violin, saxophone, Voice, flute, and bass at BCNY’s Josie Robertson School of Music and Art.

100% of explorers that participated in Summer Superheroes successfully avoided the “summer slide,” or summer learning loss, thanks to the help of their teen mentors!

157 members were tutored in math, writing, and ELA.
Tutoring is available to BCNY members of all ages!

780 members participated in STEAM programming in our labs. STEAM programs include robotics, math and science challenges, environmental design, and more.

1,053 members participated in arts programming; including 3D design, dance, animation, cultural arts, photography, graphic design, and studio arts.

618 boys and young men took swimming lessons in our indoor pools. Participants in BCNY’s Learn-to-Swim program gain a critical, life-saving skill, as well as an introduction to aquatic sports. 

After learning to cook healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals during Chef It Up!, Culinary Kids, and Culinary Kings; 75% of members felt more comfortable cooking and 80% were now willing try new foods.

224 members learned about civic engagement and representation by
participating in Youth Council. 

80% of boys in R.E.A.D., BCNY’s early literacy program,
improved their reading ability.

330 Juniors and 120 Teens broke down stereotypes during Young Men’s Group and Real Men, BCNY’s masculinity programs.

222 members in 5th grade and above participated in outdoor adventures and explored the wilderness at BCNY’s Harriman Basecamp.