Our Stories

BCNY’s programming is specifically developed to cultivate BCNY’s Four C’s (4C’s): Competence, Confidence, Connectedness, and Character-richness.

Our members exemplify the 4C’s, whether they are here at the clubhouses, or at home with their families.  Some have even passed their commitment on to their parents, who represent BCNY’s 4Cs in their own communities.

Learn more about some of our outstanding members and their remarkable journeys.

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Michael has lived and worked in East Harlem for over 15 years, but his path to the Boys’ Club wasn’t...

MEET BCNY
BCNY Alumnus Lorenzo Bernardez recently addressed a group of BCNY supporters and shared his Boys’ Club story with them, excerpted...

MEET BCNY
Last spring, teen member Joshua received the Charles Sikoryak Award, awarded to one ISP student who epitomizes the principals, values,...

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Every day during Homework Help at Gerry Clubhouse, explorers Elijah and Anderson sit and work together. The pair sounds out...

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“Adam is the true definition of a Boys’ Club Boy,” says Abbe Clubhouse Teen Director Greg Fleury. “Adam has been...

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Jaylen Bowers, BCNY Alumnus and Singer BCNY alumnus Jaylen was singing before he could talk, “My mother said I was humming...