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.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
An up-and-coming “virtuoso” pianist, Clayton joined the Boys’ Club five years ago after hearing about the Josie Robertson School of...

I AM BCNY
Divine Buckrhman received the 2017 Frank Scott Memorial Scholarship at the ISP Graduation Dinner surrounded by Boys’ Club parents, alumni, members...

I AM BCNY
Julius Coles is 6’4” and plays professional basketball around the world. But over 20 years ago, when Julius joined the...

Member Spotlight
Prince, a 16-year-old self-described “ethnomusicologist” has been an active member of the Boys’ Club since he joined as a 6...

Program Highlight
Can you design a structure that keeps an egg from breaking when it is dropped from 10 feet in the...

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