Giving Back: Celebrating MLK Day

    At Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, our members are always looking for new ways to serve their communities, become leaders amongst their peers, and make their neighborhoods more positive and safe. Last month, members from our Columbus Clubhouse decided to give back in celebration of Martin Luther King,Jr.

    Last month, Clubhouse members from the Project Graduate program completed a day of service on MLK Day by visiting St. Barnabas Hospital and POTS in the Bronx. Members created and designed get well cards for the sick children admitted to St. Barnabas. During this process, the members researched different illnesses affecting youth, became curious about more ways they could help, and demonstrated genuine concern and compassion for the kids to whom they were writing.

    On MLK Day, the members presented the cards to hospital administrators who were incredibly grateful for the act of kindness. Although, the members did not get to meet with the patients, they knew their impact would be felt throughout the hospitals. By aligning our members with the principles that make up our Good Character & Citizenship curriculum, we are able to continue to give back to our communities.

    Embark on the Journey of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

    As 2018 continues to move swiftly, we can’t help but get more and more excited for what’s on the horizon for Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. This year’s digital campaign will focus on the Journey of Madison: where we’ve been, and more importantly, where we’re going.

    After over almost 135 years in New York City, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has written a unique story and made a lasting impacting on the thousands of youth we’ve served and continue to serve every day. As we evolve, our mission continues to become more and more important to the parents, kids, and communities we call family. This year, our digital spaces will highlight our journey in detail and bring to light all that we, along with our supporters, have been able to accomplish.

    Stay tuned to all of our digital channels throughout 2018 as we take a deeper look at Madison’s history, the traditions and moments that have set us apart, and the magic that continues to bring hope to the youth that call our Clubhouses home. The journey of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is just getting started. Visit www.madisonsquare.org/madisonjourney to learn more. #MadisonJourney

    Mark Your Calendars!

    Upcoming Special Events

    Salute to Style Luncheon: April 18, 2018

    Youth of the Year Dinner: May 23, 2018

    Bronx Grand Gala: June 14, 2018

    A Night at Yankees Stadium: Coming Soon!

    Fore the Kids Golf Tournament: Coming Soon!

    Christmas Tree Ball: November 30, 2018


    Spreading Holiday Cheer

    It’s no secret: Madison Square Boys & Girls Club loves the holidays and it starts with our members! Between Clubhouse celebrations and giving back to their communities, Madison’s members spread holiday cheer far and wide and definitely got into the season of giving.

    This holiday season our members participated in many fun activities. Across all four Clubhouses members and staff participated in canned food drives, coat giveaways, and more! Members from our Columbus Clubhouse wrote get well cards for kids in local hospitals and even began collecting items for families affected by the recent apartment fires in their neighborhood. By following the narrative set forth by our Good Character & Citizenship focused activities, members are learning to give back to the communities that have given so much to them.

    But it wasn’t all work! Our Clubhouses celebrated the holidays with parties, sweet treats, and lots of presents. Members, staff, and families were treated to holiday themed fun including games, performances, and music, making this holiday season one to remember!

    Gearing Up for Greatness: 2018 Youth of the Year Competition

    As the Youth of the Year Dinner approaches, preparation for this year’s competition is in full swing. YOY candidates have been selected at all four Clubhouses and are working hard to become their Clubhouse YOY representative this year.

    Between essay writing, volunteerism, and refining their public speaking skills, our Youth of the Year program is helping to shape the future of our teen members. One such example comes from our Navy Yard Clubhouse where YOY candidates are participating in Charity Miles; tracking their daily fitness activities that help raise funds for breast cancer research. Currently, our Clubhouse staff is working with the prospective candidates to get them ready for the Clubhouse competitions that will take place next month. The winners from each Club will then go on to compete to become this year’s Youth of the Year representative for Madison Square Boys & Girls, who will then go on to compete at the state competition.

    Want to be a part of our members’ journeys toward greatness? Visit www.madisonsquare.org/YOY to learn more.

    Mark Your Calendars!

    Upcoming Special Events

    Salute to Style Luncheon: April 18, 2018

    Youth of the Year Dinner: May 23rd, 2018

    Christmas Tree Ball: November 30, 2018

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