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

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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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#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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"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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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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"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!

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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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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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#healthyliving #diversity #safezone #pride#humanrights #socialgood

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

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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