When BCNY’s clubhouses had to close in March 2020, Boys’ Club staff lost no time in reaching out by phone and email to our boys and families. They made sure every member was able to access the information and technology they needed to stay safe and healthy, connected and learning.
WIFI & COMPUTER ACCESS
BCNY provided computers and WiFi to all members who didn’t have access at home, so that every boy could attend school remotely
OF OUR MEMBERS
had one-on-one mentorship and guidance with program staff at least twice a week
CONNECTED TO CARE
Our social work team provided personal weekly check-ins with members and families, along with regular Zoom group sessions
Kevin Gets Into MIT!
MIT School of Engineering
Class of 2024
This year, we celebrated College Access Program participant Kevin G., who earned an all-expenses-paid-scholarship to one of the nation’s leading schools: MIT School of Engineering.
In addition to his academic accomplishments, Kevin shares his passion for STEM by teaching kids at his local library how to build and code robots.
His BCNY mentors say they “could not be more proud of him … His preparation and hard work throughout the College Access process have ultimately opened this gigantic door at his dream school.”
in BCNY’s College Access Program say they now feel that college is an option for them
BCNY’s College Access Program
BCNY’s College Access initiative supports high school completion and explores post-secondary education options. College Access offers one-on-one academic tutoring, SAT Prep, access to college fairs, internship opportunities, college visits, and more. Members also participate in workshops covering topics such as college applications, FAFSA completion, and essay writing.
BCNY is always helping me find out more about myself.
– BCNY Tenth Grader
Victor Pursues His Passion For Art
Art is really important to our members.
It helps them process the world around them and express themselves. In the early days of the pandemic, staff at BCNY’s Abbe Clubhouse in Flushing, Queens reached out to participants in BCNY’s art programs and made no-contact deliveries of art supplies.
One of those young artists, Victor, used his new paints to create “Cherry Blossom” in April to celebrate the trees blooming in spring.
Victor really missed school, and he was about to begin a BCNY design internship program when the pandemic hit, but he remained active in Virtual BCNY, continued working on his art at home, and ultimately gained acceptance to the prestigious High School of Art and Design.
Art has always had a place at the Boys’ Club.
Click here to learn about the history of Arts Programming at BCNY.
Pictured right: Victor’s painting, titled “Cherry Blossom”