In 142 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 programs.

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 work to improve our programs in order to maximize 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.

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105 teen members gained internships. BCNY’s teen training programs include the Work Progress Program, Counselors-in-Training, PeaceLeaders Peer Mentoring, Project Coach, and Teen Tutors.

Our members took 7,819 music lessons in piano, drums, guitar, violin, saxophone, Voice, flute, and bass at BCNY’s Josie Robertson School of music and Art.

95% of explorers that participated in Summer Superheroes successfully avoided the “summer slide” or summer learning loss thanks to the help of their teen mentors!

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. BCNY offers 17 different arts programs including graphic design, photography, and studio arts.

499 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 during Chef-It-Up,
Culinary Kids, and Culinary Kings.

79% of teens learned technical skills during arts classes such as animation, printmaking, film editing, using the adobe creative suite and how to use a camera

100% 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.

202 members in 5th grade and above spent one week at BCNY’s sleepaway camp this summer!