Our Impact

In 140 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 out-of-school time programs in the areas of Education, Aquatics, Arts, Sports & Recreation, College & Career, and social recreation.

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 take a hard look at our members and our programs in order to maximize program effectiveness and improve member outcomes. We are striving to achieve our vision and serve our members, and proud to share our successes along the way.

If you have further questions about our evaluations methods and outcomes, please review our Annual Reports or email us at info@bcny.org.

2016 - 2017 Program Year Impact

105 teen members gained internships. BCNY has several career training programs, including the Work Progress Program, Counselors-in-Training, PeaceLeaders peer mentoring, Project Coach, Teen Tutors, and Summer Superheroes mentoring.

198 members were tutored in math, writing, and ELA. Tutoring is offered free of charge to all interested and eligible members.

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

744 members participated in art classes. Boys of all ages can take participate in arts programs, including photography, graphic design, drawing and painting, fashion design and sewing, cultural arts, drama, dance, and more.

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

143 boys learned how to cook healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals. Our cooking programs help boys learn about making healthy food choices in the kitchen, the grocery store, and at school. Plus, an annual cooking competition reinforces the importance of teamwork and communication.

90.5% of boys in R.E.A.D., BCNY’s early literacy program, improved their reading ability.

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

BCNY Impact in 2017
members learned to swim,
a critical life skill for kids of all ages.
members participated in one of our art and design programs
and learned about creative expression.
members participated in youth council
and learned about building communities
members learned to cook
healthy and nutritious meals and snacks.
music lessons were taught by professional musicians
in state-of-the-art studios.