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After moving around Manhattan's #MurrayHill neighborhood, 1940 gave #MadisonBGClub's its first permanent residence: East 29th Street! The opening of the new Clubhouse gained international attention and included some VIP guests like President and Chairman of the original Boys Clubs of America #HerbertHoover, the Duke of Windsor, and even the Governor of the Bahamas! #TBT #MadisonJourney

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Founder of the strategic marketing firm Fogelson & Co., previously a #FoodNetwork marketing guru, @susiefogelson recently took a seat in our Navy Yard Clubhouse’s Big Red Chair. Through interactive story-telling, the Big Red Chair initiative encourages engagement in learning at an early age while helping to improve literacy. #WednesdayWisdom

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Our February E-Newsletter is out! Click the photo above to catch up on the latest Clubhouse happenings. Learn about how our members are giving back and #MadisonBGClub's new digital campaign!

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In NYC’s #MetropolitanMuseumofArt hangs the famous 1851 painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware. In 1951, 100 years after the painting’s creation and 50 blocks south, a group of boys from #MadisonBGClub’s 29th Street Clubhouse celebrated our founding fathers by re-enacting this historic piece of art. How’d they do it? By filling the rooftop of the Clubhouse with water and rowing across. This is definitely a #PresidentsDaycelebration for the history books!

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We only have a couple of bikes left! Join #MadisonBGClub & our young professionals group #MadisonCouncil for our 3rd Annual #SoulCycle Charity Ride 🚲 Visit www.madisonsquare.org/mc-events to reserve your bike! #FitnessFriday

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Albert Hines, an advocate for change, helped lead the boys' work program at Madison Square Church House in the early 1900s. Feeling the neighborhood needed a central spot for the young men growing up there, he set up the 60 boys' he was leading in a separate space on 31st street. Bearing the name "Madison Square Boys Club," Albert became the organization's first Executive Director. Mr. Hines saw #MadisonBGClub through growth, turmoil, and innumerable milestones, helping mold the #MadisonJourney into what it is today. #TBT

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Mark your calendars: #MadisonBGClub's Salute to Style Luncheon is just around the corner! Join us and honorees @helenachristensen, @ala_von_auersperg, & @meredithmarksfor an afternoon of fashion & fun while helping make life better for over 5,000 NYC youth. Click the photo above to RSVP! #SalutetoStyle

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Today kicks off #RandomActsofKindness Week! As a part of our Good Character & Citizenship initiatives, we ensure our members are friendly and compassionate, practice kindness daily, and always lend a helping hand. How will you pay it forward? #CaptureKindness

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With the 2018 #WinterOlympics officially kicking off tonight, we can’t help but look back at some special winter activities #MadisonBGClub has participated in throughout the years. One of our favorites? Ice skating in #CentralPark with Boys & Girls Club alum @CubaGoodingJr! #FlashbackFriday

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Madison Square Boys & Girls Club’s journey began in 1884. The Club’s purpose was to provide recreational and vocational programs to keep young people away from gang activity on the east side of Manhattan. Founded in a vacant store on First Avenue and 37th Street and operating as a mission of the Madison Square Church, the Club relocated within the community several times before becoming an organization independent of the church in 1902. An early summary of the #MadisonJourney can be seen in the below “Historiana,” originally published as a promotional piece celebrating the organizations rapid growth and success. #TBT

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Keeping our #AcademicSuccess initiatives creative & innovative helps our members learn different skills & promotes a well-rounded curriculum. At our Murphy Clubhouse, members recently competed in an in-house competition, where they put their photographic & digital arts skills to work. The results were picture perfect! #WednesdayWisdom

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After over almost 135 years in New York City, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has a 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. Stay tuned to our digital spaces throughout 2018 as we take a deeper look at #MadisonBGClub’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

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With almost 135 years in New York City, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has quite an expansive history, but our story is just getting started. Stay tuned and get ready to embark on the journey of #MadisonBGClub. #MadisonJourney

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It’s almost the #weekend, which means breaking out your best dance moves and spending time with friends. 🎶 Here are some of our members practicing their skills in 1986! #TBT

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Ready to #findyoursoul? Join #MadisonBGClub & our young professionals group #MadisonCouncil for our 3rd Annual #SoulCycle Charity Ride 🚲 Visit www.madisonsquare.org/mc-events to reserve your bike!

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#MondayMotivationbrought to you by boxer #JuniorYounanwho recently met some of our teens. His principles of #success involve positive methods to stand out and the best ways to knock out negativity.

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Make this #weekend a slam dunk! #FitnessFriday

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🎶The cold never bothered us anyway🎶 Last month, members of our Murphy Clubhouse, under the guidance of Director of the Arts Rhonda Williams, put on a wintry, spectacle: #Frozen the Musical! #tbt

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Goggles on! 🔬 Our members love to dive into #STEM projects. #WednesdayWisdom

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That feeling when you’re finally back with all your friends after the weekend 😊 #MondayMotivation

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Time to split—it’s the #weekend! #FridayFeeling

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Our Youth of the Year ambassadors are gearing up for greatness & getting ready for this year's #MadisonYOY competition. We can't wait to celebrate their success at our 2018 Youth of the Year Dinner on May 23rd. Join the celebration by visiting www.madisonsquare.org/YOY!

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Have you caught up on the latest #MadisonBGClub news? Check out what our YOY ambassadors are up to plus more in this month's Madison Matters! Visit www.madisonsquare.org/madison-matters to learn more.

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Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for believing that every man, woman, and child has to the right and freedom to dream. #MLKDay #MadisonDreams

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What to do this long weekend? We suggest reading a good book, hanging out with friends, or whatever makes you happiest! #FridayFeeling

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Brrrr ❄️ #TBT to some of our members warming up for an unforgettable Christmas Tree Ball performance.

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At #MadisonBGClub, mentorship helps to guide all of our programs, including academics, healthy habits, and civic responsibility. However, #PassportToManhood and #SMARTGirlstake #mentorship to a personal level, focusing on guiding our members through empowerment, confidence-boosting, and building up self-esteem. #NationalMentoringMonth

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#HealthyLifestyles is all about finding something you love that gets you motivated and moving! #MondayMotivation

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That feeling when you’re headed into the weekend 😁 #FridayFeeling

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It’s freezing in NYC but that won’t stop us from running, jumping, and dancing our way into 2018.

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As 2017 comes to a close, we can't help but be grateful for all of the love we've received this year. Supporters like you have helped make this year especially memorable for our members, but the year's not over yet! Make a tax deductible year end donation to Madison before midnight tonight and help us start 2018 right! Visit the link in our bio to learn more.

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Put some pep in your step because it’s finally Friday! #FridayFeeling

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2017 is almost over but we couldn't be more excited for what's to come. Supporters like you have helped our kids smile all year long, but the year's not over yet! Make a tax deductible year end donation to #MadisonBGClub before midnight on December 31st and keep our kids grinning into 2018. Thank you for continuing to make Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, a safe, healthy, and fun environment for NYC youth. Visit the link in our bio to learn more.

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We’re getting ready for the new year by stretching out and staying relaxed! #WellnessWednesday

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Our new Pinkerton Clubhouse in Harlem is really starting to shape up! #TransformationTuesday

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On behalf of the more than 5,000 youth we serve each year, thank you for giving our kids a chance to dream. Happy Holidays from the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club family!

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Ain’t no party like a Clubhouse party 🎶🎄 Our members and staff wrapped up the last week before winter break with holiday parties that featured performances, treats, & presents! 🎁

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At #MadisonBGClub, we are pros at spreading holiday cheer. ❄️ #TBT

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Over the past 6 months, the #MadisonDreams campaign has chronicled the hopes and dreams of some of our members. We’ve learned a lot about their inspirations and plans for a successful future. Stay tuned to all of #MadisonBGClub’s platforms early next year for a unique look at our Clubhouses, history, and the incredible journey of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.

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“My journey is not always certain, but by supporting Madison Square Boys & Girls, you're helping me and my friends stay on the right path. Shouldn't every kid have a safe place to go after-school?“ —Nicolette, Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse. Click the link in the bio to learn how you can help make sure kids like Nicolette always have a happy, safe place to go.

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Let our Explorers’ holiday spirit serve as your #MondayMotivation to make this week festive and jolly!

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Last month, U.S. Cellular & superstar Jordin Sparks spent the afternoon inspiring teens at our Smilow Clubhouse. Keystone members heard from three inspiring youth from across the country who are impacting their local communities. #FlashbackFriday

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Tomorrow is National #UglySweaterDay & we can’t help but look back on one of our favorite displays of holiday spirit by our members & beloved late Board member George Gillespie III 🎄❄️ #TBT

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How do you celebrate #WorkoutWednesday? Our Navy Yard Clubhouse loves to stretch and unwind with yoga!

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That feeling when you know it’s going to be a great week because you’re one Monday closer to Christmas...#MondayMood

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This morning we headed to Brooklyn to talk with PopSugar about all the incredible ways Old Navy has partnered with #MadisonBGClub throughout the years. Check out the video on our Facebook page to see what we had to say at their amazing “Deck the Hauls” winter wonderland pop-up shop! ❄️ #HoliYAY

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“When I’m at the Clubhouse, I get to be a strong, confident young woman, who isn’t afraid to be what I think a leader should be: bold, courageous, and fearless. I’m not your average girl. Between beating the boys in flag football and basketball, to dancing the days away with my friends in the studio, I am my own inspiration. Most importantly, the Club is where I can do the things that help me believe in myself. Supporters like you help kids like me have a place where I can be myself. Can I count on you to help? Click the link in the bio to learn more!” — Nicolette, Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse

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Last Friday, more than 450 friends of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club gathered at Cipriani in NYC to celebrate our 51st Annual Christmas Tree Ball! The evening also served as a special tribute to late Board of Trustees member and founding partner of the event, George J. Gillespie III, who passed away earlier this year. The program featured speeches by Executive Director Tim McChristian, Board of Trustees Co-Presidents Barry Bregman and Richard Eaddy, as well as Board Member Dan Mosley. The program also included a message from Event Co-Chairs Steve Gallucci and Allison Shure. In addition, we were treated to dance performances from our Murphy and Columbus Clubhouses. Thank you to all who supported and attended our magical holiday celebration. 🎄

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One way we help our members achieve #AcademicSuccess is by implementing #PowerHour at all of our Clubhouses. We make sure to provide homework help, tutoring, and learning activities that keep everyone’s minds moving! #WednesdayWisdom

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“The Club staff helped me start my business and has always believed in me,” says #MadisonDreams star Ashley. “They help me feel inspired and confident. When I grow up I want to be a psychologist so I can help other people feel their best. I want everyone to have a positive, healthy life.”

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Let’s set the stage for an awesome week 🎤🎸#MusicMonday

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We’re less than 24 hours away from #MadisonBGClub’s biggest night of the year, our 51st Annual Christmas Tree Ball! We can’t wait to make magic tomorrow night for our over 5,000 members 🎄 #MadisonCTB

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Earlier this month, members from our Murphy Clubhouse participated in a very special Reading Rally with @andre_reed83 & the @ar83foundation 📚 Top readers got the chance to stand on the sidelines for a @nygiants football game. #WednesdayWisdom

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday & donate to Madison today! Visit the link in our bio to support over 5,000 New York City youth. #MadisonBGClub

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By supporting Madison Square Boys & Girls Club this #GivingTuesday, you will be making a difference in the lives of over 5,000 New York City under-resourced youth. Visit the link in our bio to help! #MadisonBGClub

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#GivingTuesday is here! Support Madison Square Boys & Girls Club by visiting the link in to bio. #MadisonBGClub

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At #MadisonBGClub, our members learn that the body isn’t the only thing that needs to stay healthy, but it’s equally important to keep our minds healthy too! #MadisonDreams star Ashley S. helped co-found “Confident Caps” with fellow Clubhouse member Imani. The small business was inspired by the need to combat the rise of superficial beauty and materialism that is often flaunted in social media. The girls have created a website and made over 100 caps and continue to spread the message of maintaining a positive state of mind.

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#HappyThanksgiving from our #MadisonBGClub family! 

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“My name is Nicolette, I’m 14 years old, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is making sure I stay on the right path. This wasn’t always the case. Last year, I was discouraged when my math scores were really low and I was struggling. The Club was there for me. The staff focused my attention and helped me see each problem in a new way. Thanks to them, I graduated 8th grade with a 93 in math! Because of my mentors, my future has never been brighter. When I grow up, I want to put my math and science skills to work and become a zoologist, marine biologist, or even a doctor!” #MadisonBGClub

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There’s no family like our Clubhouse family. #NationalFamilyWeek

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That feeling when the #weekend is finally here 🎉

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We’re all smiles because #MadisonBGClub’s Christmas Tree Ball is just two weeks away! 🎄

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When worlds combine 🌀At our Murphy Clubhouse, the Digital Arts Program & @NotesforNotes Studio combined to create a project of technicolor proportions. #TechTuesday

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Happy #Monday! Let’s rock this week. 🎸

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Have YOU got the holiday spirit yet? #MadisonBGClub’s Christmas Tree Ball is just three weeks away & we can’t wait to celebrate this magical season. #TBT

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“The Club gives me the chance to become a great dancer and performer,” says #MadisonDreams star Leah. At the Club, members like Leah get to express themselves in an environment that inspires them to be creative and uniquely them.

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That feeling when the #weekend is over and your #mondaymoodsets in...

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That feeling when it’s finally the weekend & #MadisonBGClub’s Christmas Tree Ball is less than a month away! #FridayFeeling

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Back in 1945, famous #bodybuilder Charles Atlas visited our 29th Street Club, lifting our members up to new heights! #tbt

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“The Club taught me how to make friends because at school I didn’t have many friends,” says #MadisonDreams star Leah. The 11 year-old has been a member at the Murphy Clubhouse for 3 years and knows she found a second home. “I love to dance and perform and all of my best friends dance with me too. Dancing with my friends helped me be less shy and really express myself.”

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It’s no trick; a day at #MadisonBGClub is always a treat. 🎃 #HappyHalloween

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🎨🖍: Arianna, Age 11, Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse

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Ready to dive into the #weekend 💦

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Without the staff and teams that spend endless hours saving and enhancing the lives of New York City youth, #MadisonBGClub would never be able to keep the #LightsOnAfterschool. We’re lucky to have such dedicated individuals that want nothing more than a safe place for our members.

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Fall is officially here & #MadisonBGClub’s young professionals group, Madison Council, celebrated with An Autumn Affair. Over 100 people packed Meatpacking’s newest spot, @thelatelybar, to network, support the mission of Madison & enjoy a night out. Thanks to all who made the evening a hit!

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At #MadisonBGClub, we’re proud of our success driven programs like #ProjectGraduate. The program offers comprehensive college-bound educational enrichment curriculum, events and outings for teens ages 13-18. The program provides partcipants with guidance and specific skill-building opportunities to help them meet high school graduation requirements, successfully navigate the college applicaton process, and make a successful transition to college. Some of our proudest alumni? Our Youth of the Year of course! #amgrad

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Dancing into the weekend like....#HappyFriday 😎

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Congratulations to our long-standing partner the New York @Yankees on advancing to the American League Championship Series and getting one step closer to the 2017 World Series ⚾️⚾️⚾️ Thank you for your continued years of support and helping us spread the mission of #MadisonBGClub across New York City! madisonbgclub#ALCS #baseball #MLB#AmericanLeague #worldseries #⚾️#pinstripepride #mentor #partner#corporatepartner #newyorkcity #nyyankees

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"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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It’s #FitnessFriday & our Murphy Clubhouse sure knows how to celebrate right! This summer the Club hosted a field day filled with different activities, friendly competition, and lots of fun. #ClubFun

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We are proud to announce our newest digital campaign, #MadisonDreams. The campaign chronicles the hopes and dreams of Clubhouse members, 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 for more in-depth looks into the lives of nearly 20 members, with curated photos, interviews, video, and stories.

Click the link in our bio to learn more.

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That feeling when you know you’re one step closer to the weekend!

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“My favorite thing to do is dance. When I practice or perform at the Club, I feel like I really get to express myself and have fun with my friends.”—Laila

Our Clubhouses provide activities and safe spaces where our members can focus on being active and having fun. By giving members a place to express themselves through things like dance, we continue to promote positivity as well as healthy physical, social, and emotional development. #MadisonDreams

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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.”

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The diversity of our members is celebrated every day at our Clubs. With lessons and activities in Good Character & Citizenship, our members learn to respect other cultures, empower each other to work toward social justice, and recognize that what makes us different and unique is what unites us as one nation and community. Happy #FlagDay!

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Last night, the DiverCity Dancers from our Columbus Clubhouse brought our Bronx Board Grand Gala to life. Their moves and enthusiasm have us inspired to let loose this weekend! Happy #Friday! #dance #dancers #happy#madisonbgclub

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In celebration of #BlackMusicMonth, 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, Marquise exercises his creativity most often in our #NotesforNotes studio as a musician and singer. His attention to his artistry isn’t limited to just music however. 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 #MadisonBGClub’s social media channels and website, all month long.

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We’re so excited to kick-off #MadisonDreams! Stay tuned for our first member profile reveal on Monday.

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National Physical Fitness & Sports Month is almost over but at #MadisonBGClub we celebrate healthy lifestyles all year long. At our Navy Yard Clubhouse, our gym is totally decked out in Brooklyn #Nets swag. Having such a cool place to shoot hoops sure makes it easier to get moving! #FitnessFriday #MoveinMay

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Today, with the help & kind wishes of #MadisonBGClub dear friends and honorary co-chairs President #BillClinton & President #GeorgeHWBush, we welcomed a new generation of members into the Madison family. The Pinkerton Clubhouse is officially under construction & we can't wait to be #Harlem's newest resident! #BuildingHope #MSBGCGroundbreaking

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Yesterday, we celebrated our 12th Annual #SalutetoStyle Luncheon at NYC’s historic Metropolitan Club on the Upper East Side. Raising nearly $100K for #MadisonBGClub, the event was attended by over 220 guests who enjoyed a silent auction cocktail hour, as well as a lunch program led by #WWD’s Alex Badia. The program featured speeches from this year’s honorees as well as our alumna speaker Chassidy David. Our four honorees, Vanessa Noel, Peter Thomas Roth, Michelle Leary of Vhernier Milano, & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson of Gilt, GLAMSQUAD, & Fitz, shared their involvement with Madison, as well as the importance of keeping arts & culture programs alive for our members. Thank you to all who supported this beloved Madison event. Your continued dedication to #MadisonBGClub truly made the afternoon special!

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We're throwing it back to when our members made some serious #music! The #NotesforNotes studio at our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse hosted its first ever talent showcase back in April. A total of 24 acts performed throughout the night, including a full house band, singers, musicians, rappers, DJs, and even a mini choir! In addition to the performers, the members of our Art program made banners and assisted with the stage design and management, while the teens in our Photography program documented the event. #TBT 🎼🎤🎸

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Did you know May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month? We’re celebrating by showing everyone how are members #MoveinMay! With a dedication to healthy lifestyles, #MadisonBGClub strives to help our members make a lifelong commitment to fitness. One way is through Club-organized intramural sports activities. This #FitnessFriday we salute our Murphy Clubhouse, whose members dominate on the basketball court every day.

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Happy College #DecisionDay! At #MadisonBGClub, the Project Graduate program offers comprehensive, college-bound educational enrichment curriculum, events, and outings for teens ages 13-18. The program provides participants with guidance and specific skill-building opportunities to help them meet high school graduation requirements, successfully navigate the college application process, and make a successful transition to college. Our teens have been able to visit some great universities, helping to make their college decision a little easier.

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Each year #MadisonBGClub recognizes individuals for their dedicated service to the mission of Madison and their support of our #MadisonYOY. At tonight’s Youth of the Year Dinner, we are excited to salute our 2017 Champion of Youth Honorees, Fred Argir & John Meadow. Fred Argir, Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Barnes & Noble, Inc., is a leading force in the partnership between retail and tech. John, Founder and President of #LDVHospitality is a pioneer in the hospitality industry. Thank you to our amazing #YOY supporters!

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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. Stay tuned to learn more about this rising star!

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Congratulations to #MadisonBGClub Board of Trustees Vice-President #PoppyHarlow for being chosen as a recipient of the 2017 #GoodHousekeeping Awesome Women Awards, featured in the 2017 September issue! Read her full interview & shout out to Madison Square Boys and Girls Club by clicking the link in the bio.

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It’s a pajama party 🌙💤 Over the past few weeks our Club’s have been stopping by the Pajama Program Reading Center in NYC for a chance to kick back, relax, and get lost in a good book. Our members even scored some new pajamas to take home with them. Thanks #PajamaProgram for making sure our good days end with a good night too! #tbt

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A little rain can't keep us off the golf course! ⛳️Today, #MadisonBGClubhosted our 23rd Annual Fore the Kids Gold Tournament at Sleepy Hollow Country Club and we got all the sunshine we needed from our amazing supporters, including our sponsors #LambFinancial, @omni.build, & @prudential. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Hello August ☀️ Summer is flying by, but we’re having too much fun to notice! #ClubFun

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Club Fun is definitely living up to its name! Our Clubhouses have been up to tons of exciting adventures. Between things like field trips, learning new ways to be creative through photography, sharpening our STEM skills, and staying active, we can feel this summer flying by.

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Get involved! #MadisonBGClub’s young professional group, Madison Council, is diverse group of individuals in their twenties and thirties committed to advancing the mission of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. Your membership will give you the chance to serve as a Madison ambassador, organize and attend fundraisers, and engage in volunteer activities at Clubhouses. Click the image above to learn more.

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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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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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We are excited to share that Madison Square Boys & Girls Club was featured in CNN’s current week-long special “Champions for Change.” 

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At #MadisonBGClub, our staff help our Clubhouse members focus on being inclusive, celebrating diversity, and promoting a safe atmosphere of acceptance and understanding.

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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. To listen to the full song, click here.

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We love our #volunteers! Last week employees from #Deloitte celebrated what it means to make an #impactthatmatters. Thanks for helping beautify the playground at our Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse in the Bronx. We are definitely ready for summer! #impactday #volunteerism #givingback#nonprofit

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We're under construction ⚠️ Work on The Pinkerton Clubhouse is underway and we're so excited to see our new home in #Harlem come to life. #BuildingHope

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Earlier this month, our 2017 #MadisonYOY Kevon Leary represented #MadisonBGClub at the New York State #YouthoftheYear competition. Between dinners, breakout sessions, & trips around the capital city of #Albany, his weekend was filled with lots of fun & learning! We are so proud of Kevon & know he will continue to spread the mission of Madison no matter where he goes.

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At #MadisonBGClub, we celebrate #NationalBestFriendsDay everyday! 🎉 #friends #friendshipgoals #friendship #bestfriendgoals #bestfriends

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We are pleased to share that today we are breaking ground on our 5th Clubhouse! Located at the intersection of West 155th Street and Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem, #MadisonBGClub will continue to spread its mission of saving and enhancing the lives of New York City's youth. #BuildingHope #MSBGCGroundbreaking

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In celebration of #InternationalMuseumDay & #ArtMuseumDay, this week’s #TBT throws it back to last Friday, when some of our members participated in “Teens Take the Met,” a twice-yearly program hosted by #TheMet. The event introduces teens across the city to a wide range of cultural activations and art-focused activities including demonstrations, films, workshops, performances, and more. #MadisonBGClub’s involvement in enriching arts initiatives helps to spark creativity and learning in all of our members.

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#Volunteers are essential to what we do at #MadisonBGClub. This week we welcomed employees from Charles Schwab who spent some of their 14th Annual Volunteer Week at our Clubhouses and celebrated the #Schwab4Good initiative. Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers!

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This #FitnessFriday is making a splash 💦 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month celebrates all different ways to get active & so do we! Some of our Clubhouses, like our Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse in the Bronx, offer aquatic programs that feature water safety instruction, lifeguard training, and recreational aquatic activities for all levels of swimmers. #MoveinMay

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"Nobody ever amounts to much without a hand-up now and then, without a pat on the back, without someone looking after them telling them it’s going to be alright. That’s why I love the Boys and Girls Club, why I love this project, and why I’ll always be grateful to the people who stood up for me and stood up to me when I was an unruly young boy. I am grateful to the people who do the same thing here today." -- President #BillClinton offering an inspiring message at today's groundbreaking ceremony for The Pinkerton Clubhouse in #Harlem 🚧 #BuildingHope #MSBGCGroundbreaking

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Sometimes all you need is your best pal & some awesome dance moves to find your #MondayMotivation 🎶 #MadisonBGClub

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Heads up! Gym time is one of the easiest ways to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Our Clubhouses participate in a ton of fitness challenges. Additionally, our members enjoy a wide range of intramural sports, especially in the gym. This #FitnessFriday, we look to our Columbus Clubhouse, where kicking around the soccer ball is one of the members' favorite recreational activities. #MoveinMay

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Yesterday evening, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club hosted its Fifth Annual Youth of the Year Dinner at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. 600 guests celebrated the success of our four Madison Clubhouse youth who have demonstrated a consistent dedication to their education and community. The event raised nearly $900,000 & was supported by some amazing individuals and organizations. Thank you to all who supported this integral Madison event. Your continued dedication to #MadisonBGClub truly made the night magical! #MadisonYOY #YOY

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#MadisonBGClub alum & #Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. is inspiring the room with stories of Madison's impact on his life & his community. #MadisonYOY #YOY

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Our fourth 2017 #MadisonYOY, distinguished by his charisma and perseverance, is 17-year-old Kevon Jerome Leary. A hero at the Navy Yard Clubhouse & this year's selection to represent the #MadisonBGClub community as the MSBGC Youth of the Year. Kevon believes, “To fail at something does not make you a failure but rather prepares you for your success.” With that mentality, he hopes to continue to grow his passion for sports and secure his future as a professional athlete. #YOY

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"There are lots of things I love about going to the Club every day. I get to hang out with my friends, take photography classes, and eat healthy snacks and yummy hot dinners. I also get to play lots of games and help the younger kids. I’m thinking about being a dancer when I grow-up so, my favorite time at the Club, is when I get to dance! I love to learn new dances and practice with the dance team.

The Columbus Clubhouse is my Club and I love it there!” –Ciara, Age 8

Help Madison continue to give Ciara a place to learn, grow, and have fun by clicking the link in our bio & donating today!

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“Hi! My name is Ciara, and I am 8 years old. When I grow up, I want to be a dancer or a teacher. My favorite subject in school is math. Now that I am in 2nd grade, I am allowed to help the kindergarteners with their homework. This is because I have very good grades at school. The Club teaches us about being nice to others and teaching the things we have learned to other people. My older brother Randy is in college now, and he says that the Clubhouse made that possible. It makes me feel good to help other kids. The support of people like you can help thousands of families like mine that count on Madison for a safe and healthy place to go after school.” #MadisonBGClub

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Over 20 years ago, the members of our original #MadisonBGClub, located on 29th Street in Manhattan, got a visit from the ‘94-‘95 New York #Knicks. Talk about a slam dunk! 🏀 #TBT

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We've got a packed house to celebrate our #MadisonYOY!