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The Madison Dreams social media campaign chronicles the hopes and dreams of the Clubhouse members featured in the above video, with a focus on how Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has helped them realize their potential and life goals. The campaign encourages engagement on all social media channels by using the hashtag #MadisonDreams, where other members, Clubhouse alumni, and even staff can share the impact of the organization on their success and growth.

The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club “Madison Dreams” campaign will be featured on Madison’s social media channels and website. Join the conversation and stay up to date on member stories by visiting MSBGC on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @MadisonBGClub and using the hashtag #MadisonDreams.

Stay tuned to this page for more in-depth looks into the lives of nearly 20 members, with curated photos, interviews, video, and stories.

  • Meet Dashawn!

    Introducing our next #MadisonDreams star, Dashawn! At 14 years old & a member of the Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse for 8 years, this tech-savvy teen loves all things computers. “My favorite way to spend time with my friends at the Club is by playing Minecraft or other games on the computer.” He loves the Club because he can learn new things and feels safe. 

    "When I grow up, I want to finish college and create video games," #MadisonDreams star Dashawn says. "That's only if I don't make it as a professional baseball player." With high goals, Dashawn is guided through his days at the Club by staff and mentors like Smilow Clubhouse's Technology Director Ray. He says "Dashawn has expressed his interest in computers and has been a part of numerous computer programs we offer such as NetSmartz and My.Future.net. The reason he loves computers is because he likes to play different types of games and learn new things." We can't wait to see Dashawn shine in whichever field he chooses to pursue!


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  • Meet Laila!


    Our newest #MadisonDreams member is dancing her way through our Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse. At 13 years old, Laila aspires to be a professional dancer and perform in front of large crowds. Her favorite things to do at the Club are any activities where she can be around her friends. Whether she’s performing for them, practicing her routines, or just hanging out during SMART Girls, she feels most comfortable surrounded by the people who know her best. When it comes to making abilities as a dancer into her career, she says,  “The Club has taught me how to be professional, which I know will be important for making it big as a dancer.”

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  • Meet Vrinda!


    We are excited to share our next #MadisonDreams member profile! Vrinda is 12 years old and has loved growing up at our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse. She enjoys all of the fun things she gets to do at the Club but some of her favorites are being a part of SMART Girls and playing games with her friends. Vrinda’s school also gives her the chance to learn different instruments and she thinks it’s awesome that the Club and #NotesforNotes gives her a place to practice what she’s learned. She truly appreciates how the Club feels like a family. “I like talking to the staff about things I may be going through and know they’re always there for me when I just need someone to listen.”

    Summer is for making a splash! 💦Unfortunately, many of the neighborhoods and communities our Clubhouse members live in wouldn’t typically have proper facilities and training to keep kids safe in the pool. This limited exposure puts our members at risk of adding to the already startling statistics surrounding urban drownings among kids ages 5-19. At two of our Clubhouses, we’re proud to have swimming pools and programs that help to educate our members on water safety and get them excited about learning to swim. #MadisonDreams star Vrinda says, “One of my favorite things to do at the Club is swim! I’m so glad I have a safe place to practice and play in the pool with my friends.”


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  • Meet Marquise S.!

    In celebration of Black Music Month, we are excited to introduce our first #MadisonDreams member: Marquise S.! Marquise is 16 years-old and calls our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse home. An artist in the making, Marquis exercises his creativity most often in our Notes for Notes studio as a musician and singer. His attention to his artistry isn’t limited to just music. Marquise continually pushes himself to create visual masterpieces as well. By using his life as inspiration, he crafts specific messages, focusing on the relatability of his stories and desire to connect with the world. To learn more about Marquise and how he connects his culture and art, stay tuned to Madison Boy's & Girls Club’s social media channels and this spot, all month long.

    One of the best parts of having the #NotesforNotes studio at our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse is that it provides our members with an opportunity to express themselves in a constructive and safe place. Marquise S. channels his creative energy through songwriting and composition. Marquise’s first song, “Moon & Sun,” is a reflection and interpretation of his personal experiences, family life, and neighborhood. 

    Listen to the full song below.

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