MEDIA

FOR THE PRESS

BCNY welcomes inquiries from the media.

With over 140 years experience serving boys and young men, we can provide experts for interviews in the following areas: urban youth, boy issues, education, afterschool care, mental illness, and issues facing low-income and at-risk youth.

All press inquiries should be directed to Shonda Smith, Director of Communications, at 347.505.5416 or shonda.smith@bcny.org.

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BCNY SPEAKERS BUREAU

The BCNY Speakers Bureau features staff who are experts in the field of male youth leadership development.

If you are interested in learning more about why boys’ development programs are essential—and how you can get involved in making a difference in the lives of boys and young men—please consider inviting a member of BCNY’s Speakers Bureau to your next meeting, conference, or summit. Members of the BCNY Speakers Bureau are well-versed in our work to ensure all boys are competent academically and emotionally, connected to their communities, rich in character, and confident in their futures. Speaking venues range from colleges and universities to national and international summits. BCNY Speakers Bureau members are available to provide presentations to your school, place of worship, community group, corporation, and civic association.

The great news is no two event presentations are ever the same! We tailor talks to meet your specific needs and theme, with the goal of providing an inspiring and informative event and building a robust community connection.

With over 143 years of continuous operation, BCNY has influenced the lives of more than one million young men. We look forward to working with you to spread the word and amplify the issue of why comprehensive programming for boys and young men is key to their healthy growth and development.

Interested in inviting a BCNY Speakers Bureau Member to speak at your next event? 

Please contact BCNY’s Director of Communications Shonda Smith at 347.505.5416  or shonda.smith@bcny.org.


Stephen Tosh, BCNY’s Executive Director and CEO

Speaking Topics: Youth Leadership Development, Social Justice, Program Innovation

Stephen Tosh serves as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY). Stephen’s tenure at BCNY has been marked by innovative program development and robust program evaluation initiatives. He came to BCNY in April 2010, after ten years as the Executive Director of Phipps Community Development Corporation where he developed a wide range of highly regarded early childhood, youth development, and teen programs. He served as Vice President of the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, where he managed prevention and treatment programs for delinquent and mentally ill adolescents.

He has served as the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany, the Director of Staff-Secure Detention for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice, the Director of Community Care at the New York City Youth Bureau, and an adjunct instructor in the New York University Sociology Department. Stephen has an MA/ABD in Sociology from New York University and received his B.A. from Dartmouth College.