In 143 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


119 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 7,819 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!

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

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

787 members participated in arts classes. BCNY offers 15 different arts programs including graphic design, photography, and studio arts.

499 members took swimming lessons in our indoor pools. BCNY’s swimming program builds confidence while helping to save lives: boys of color are five times more likely to drown than their white counterparts.

112 boys learned how to cook healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals during Chef It Up!,
Culinary Kids, and Culinary Kings.

79% of teens learned technical skills during arts classes such as animation, printmaking, film editing, using the Adobe Creative Suite, and how to use a camera

100% of boys in R.E.A.D., BCNY’s early literacy program, improved their reading ability.

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

202 members in 5th grade and above spent one week at BCNY’s sleepaway camp this summer!