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.

2015 - 2016 Program Year Impact

99 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 Superheores mentoring.

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

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

1,122 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.

824 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.

105 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.

BCNY Impact in 2016
824
members learned to swim,
a critical life skill for kids of all ages.
1122
members participated in one of our art and design programs
and learned about creative expression.
54
teens completed their FAFSA at BCNY
and started down the road to college.
105
members learned to cook
healthy and nutritious meals and snacks.
405
members learned to sing or play an instrument
which improves language development.