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Spread love, it's the Madison way. #FridayFeeling 📷: Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse
Artists at work! Some young members at our 29th Street Clubhouse critique the Club's latest artwork back in 1935. #TBT #MadisonJourney
“My name is Anastasia and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is continuing to shape my future. I joined the Club when I was 15. I was struggling in school and trying to stay eligible to play basketball, which is my favorite sport. The staff at the Club believed in me, got me on the right track, and made sure I was set up for success.
In 2017, I was the Youth of the Year ambassador for the Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse. The Youth of the Year program gave me the opportunity to become a leader at the Clubhouse and in my community. Throughout my time at the Club, I discovered my passion for helping others. Through the Project Graduate Program, I was able to visit different colleges and find a place where I could learn and grow. This fall, I will be a sophomore at St. Francis College and hope to become a radiologist (MD) using different scans and x-rays to help treat illnesses and diseases.
The Clubhouse is still one of my favorite places! While attending school, I work at the Club part-time so that I can continue to give back to my community. Madison Square Boys & Girls Club changed my life and helped me to realize my dreams. The Club encouraged me to be spontaneous, confident, a leader, and shaped me into the young lady that I am today.” Because of our partners like @wellsfargo our members get the support they need through programs like Project Graduate and the College Success Initiative. We're lucky to have the support of great organizations who help our members reach their fullest potential every day.
Volunteer days help make Club Fun even more exciting. We’re lucky to have support from some great partners like #OppenheimerFunds & #GoldmanSachs. Thanks for spending time with our members!
At #MadisonBGClub, our SMART Girls program is helping to shape our female members into strong women with a hopeful outlook on their futures and a confident self-image. Because of our partners like American Eagle, our members are getting the tools they need to build lasting friendships and positive relationships while gaining support and guidance from mentors. #InternationalFriendshipDay
One of the best parts about summer is yummy fruits and veggies straight from the garden! As a part of our Healthy Lifestyles program, our clubs are celebrating Fresh Fruit Fridays all summer long. Our members know that healthy snacks are an essential part of every #FitnessFriday as well! 🍌🍎🥝🍇
Don't flip out! It's almost the weekend. #TBT #MadisonJourney
It's Christmas in July! Save the date for our 52nd Annual Christmas Tree Ball: November 30, 2018 at 6pm. #MadisonCTB
We can already hear basketballs bouncing down the gym floor and music filling our dance studio. We can't wait to move into our new home in Harlem! #TransformationTuesday
Take a deep breath...you made it through Monday. #MondayMood
At #MadisonBGClub we are united through our similarities and celebrate our differences. Help support our tradition of acceptance and welcoming for all New York City youth by visiting madisonsquare.org/donate.
Order up! A member flips some pancakes on the roof of the 29th Street Clubhouse in the 1950's. #TBT#MadisonJourney
Last month, members from our Murphy Clubhouse got an inside look at the mind of Nelson Mandela through the eyes of his grandson. Ndaba Mandela shared advice, thoughts, & wisdom passed down from his grandfather & all the participants got his new book! #WednesdayWisdom
😈😝🤪😍 Happy #WorldEmojiDay!
Club Fun means #TriplePlay moves into the sunshine and we couldn't be happier! Because of our partners like Disney, we're ready for days filled with relay races, tug-of-war, and games with friends.
We are honored to have hosted @NYGovCuomo, @rubendiazjr, & many other elected officials today as they announced an $18.4M investment to support local youth services & programs in the Bronx, including #MadisonBGClub. Together we can make a difference in the lives of NYC youth.
Because of our partners like Con Edison, our members are strengthening their #STEM skills all summer long. #WednesdayWisdom
Interested in enrolling a child at our new Pinkerton Clubhouse in Harlem, opening late fall 2018? Visit www.madisonsquare.org/enroll to learn more!
That "back at the Clubhouse" feeling #MondayMood
Time to make a splash! #FlashbackFriday to the early 90s when #MadisonBGClub’s members would cool off in the pool at Camp Madison.
School is out which means Club Fun is in! #MadisonBGClub's summer programming starts today at all of our Clubhouses. We're ready for field trips, sunshine, and learning all summer long.
Scoot along! #TBT to members from our 29th Street Clubhouse competing in a homemade scooter race. #MadisonJourney
Last month, our young professionals group #MadisonCouncil hosted an awesome meditation session at our Murphy Clubhouse. Interested in getting involved in fun volunteer opportunities like this plus the chance to network with industry insiders? Visit http://www.madisonsquare.org/madison-council to learn more!
We're getting so excited about our new Clubhouse in Harlem! Have you checked out the progress? Here you can see the progress of the main stairwell, which will connect all floors of the Clubhouse and the 155th Street facade. #TransformationTuesday
We’re ready to knock this week out of the park! Earlier this month, PitCCh In Foundation Inc. & CC Sabathia hosted some of our Clubhouse kids for an awesome baseball clinic. Between batting practice, learning new pitching techniques, and fine-tuning our catching skills, we’re ready for a summer filled with baseball fun. #MondayMotivation
That first official day of summer feeling 💦☀️ Some members cool down outside our old 29th Street Clubhouse #TBT #MadisonJourney
Last week, #MadisonBGClub celebrated our annual Bronx Board Gala: a night of food and fun enjoyed by over 200 supporters of Madison. In addition to the heartwarming program and appearances by our 2018 #MadisonYOY, the event included amazing dance performances by our Columbus Clubhouse's DiverCity Dancers, a raffle, live auction, and over 30 fantastic Tricky Tray baskets. The dinner was hosted by Armand Paganelli of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club's Bronx Board of Managers and honored Melissa Cebollero of Montefiore Health System/ Mosholu Preservation Corporation, Dr. Adam Aponte of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, & Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. of New York City Council, representing District 17 in the South Bronx. Thank you to all who made the event so special!
Learn about our Smilow Clubhouse's exciting partnership plus more on our Murphy Clubhouse fashion show, all in the month's e-newsletter. Click the link in our bio for more.
Strike a pose! Our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse recently hosted an incredible fashion show, with all the clothes modeled AND designed by our members. These looks are weekend ready and definitely giving us that #fridayfeeling.
Tonight, some of our Clubhouse superstars are performing at #NYLiberty’s #GardenofDreams Night! Here they are warming up for their big center court moment.
In the neighborhoods Madison serves, resources are often sparse and many of our families are left without the proper tools to help their children grow, learn, and thrive. Often this can be as fundamental as a healthy snack or meal. While our programs help to address the potential of the whole child, for many of our members, you help to ensure their survival. Can we count you to make sure our kids get the chance they deserve? Click the link in our bio to learn more.
When you’ve been working hard all day and then someone reminds you it’s only Monday...#MondayMood
Let's kick off this weekend with a splash! #FitnessFriday
Bon appétit! Members from our 29th Street Clubhouse loved to whip up tasty treats during cooking class. #TBT #MadisonJourney
At #MadisonBGClub, our members always come first. #TuesdayThoughts
This summer, and every day after school, kids from New York City’s most under-resourced neighborhoods flood our Clubhouses filled with hope; hope for a hot meal, hope for a quiet place to study, hope for positive, caring mentors, and hope for a brighter future. However, I have learned a harsh reality: Talent and ability are always equally distributed, but opportunity is not.
When you walk into our Clubhouses, you'll see a lot of different things. The art rooms are bursting with creativity and ideas. The gyms and swimming pools are home to energy and determination. The learning centers and technology labs foster our thinkers, dreamers, and hard workers. Minds are hard at work. I see staff helping with homework, lending an ear, and building trust with our members.
Amongst all of this positivity, one thing remains: need.
By supporting Madison and making a gift online, you're helping us level the playing field for 5,000 New York City kids who call our Clubhouses home.
Can we count you to make sure our kids get the chance they deserve?
Are you passionate about youth development and thrive in a demanding, fast-paced environment? Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is the right place for you! We have a diverse range of positions available all across New York City. Visit www.madisonsquare.org/careers to apply!
In 1966, we opened the doors to our Columbus Clubhouse. Over 50 years later, the location still sits on 189th and serves NYC youth in the surrounding neighborhoods. We're grateful to continue to support the Bronx and be a part of such a diverse community! #MadisonJourney#TBT
We're less than a month away from summer vacation which means #PowerHour is important now more than ever. Our Clubhouses are hard at work helping our members finish the school year at the top. #WednesdayWisdom
Good Tidings Foundation, in partnership with PitCCh In Foundation Inc., unveiled a renovated teen center earlier this month at our Columbus Clubhouse. The opening of the space was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included appearances by New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife & philanthropist Amber Sabathia. Joining them were teen members and staff from both Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and Good Tidings Foundation. The renovated teen center will provide the teens at the Club with a dedicated, safe, and comfortable place, where they can work on homework, connect with mentors and friends, and participate in various activities and volunteerism. The lounge includes all new furniture, including study tables, billiard tables, and large flat-screen TVs. Additionally, a completely new kitchen was added to the room, as well as state of the art lighting and a wireless Sonos music system. Talk about a #TransformationTuesday!
We’re celebrating a Night at Yankee Stadium! Our #MadisonYOY and Executive Director Tim McChristian took the field for a pre-game shoutout. Thank you @yankees for an incredible experience for our members. #Yankees
This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and we're ready to dive in! #TBT to the opening of our old 29th Street Clubhouse's swimming pool in 1940. #MadisonJourney
Oh what a night! Yesterday, we hosted our Sixth Annual Youth of the Year Dinner. Over 600 guests celebrated the success of the evening's guests-of-honor, Madison’s four Youth of the Year: Grace Assabil-Bentum, Omar Carwin, Destiny Griffiths, and Diamond Lewis. These extraordinary youth have demonstrated a consistent dedication to their education and community.
The evening was a huge success but we couldn't have done it without the support of our incredible sponsors. A huge thank you to Superhero sponsor Donnelly Mechanical Corporation and a round of gratitude for our Hero sponsors: Bahwan CyberTek, #Barclays, #Barings, BlackRock, Clayton Dubilier & Rice Inc, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Hearst, Macquarie Bank, Mastercard, Moelis & Company, Morgan Stanley, OppenheimerFunds, The Palm, Sidley Austin LLP, & Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Thank you to all who attended and everyone who made the night so incredible! #MadisonYOY
We’re lucky to have over 600 friends and family join us to celebrate our amazing youth! #MadisonYOY
Tables are set and cocktail hour has begun! We’re ready for a great night celebrating our 2018 #MadisonYOY.
Are you ready for the 6th Annual Youth of the Year Dinner tonight? We sure are! In addition to our four YOY, the evening will feature some very special guests. Frank Baker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Siris Capital, and Dan Donnelly, CEO and Founder of Donnelly Mechanical Corp. & Donnelly Sustainable Energy Services, will be honored as Champion of Youth Honorees for their dedicated service to Madison. Executive Director Emeritus Joseph Patuleia will also be honored with the Madison Legacy Award, commemorating his 13 years of dedication to Madison. Additionally, philanthropist, co-founder of the PitCCh In Foundation, and dedicated supporter of Madison, Amber Sabathia, will join as the Mistress of Ceremonies. #MadisonYOY
Tomorrow is finally the 6th Annual Youth of the Year Dinner! Our last YOY comes from our Smilow Clubhouse and was also chosen as the #MadisonBGClub representative: meet Grace! An ambitious and determined 17 year-old, Grace is headed to school this fall to pursue a career as a doctor. She says,"My nine years at the Smilow Clubhouse have helped me grow not only through my education, but as a person and into a mature teenager. The staff sees greatness in me and every child that attends the Club. I was pushed to believe that I am composed of greatness." #MadisonYOY
We’re celebrating #RedNoseDay at our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse in Brooklyn! The members danced the afternoon away at a huge block party & got to see a brand new mural painted for Club. #NosesOn [📸: @bgca_clubs]
Ready for a weekend of fun & games! #FridayFeeling
Far out! #TBT to some members from our 29th Street Clubhouse checking out a 3-D comic back in 1953! #MadisonJourney
We’re only a week away from our Youth of the Year Dinner! Ready to meet our 3rd #MadisonYOY? Omar is this year’s Columbus Clubhouse rep! He’s 17 years old and has been a member of the Club for 6 years. An aspiring actor, Omar says, “My time at the Columbus Clubhouse helped me realize I am someone special. It allowed me to build my community, impact the lives of younger kids in a positive manner, and provide me with constant motivation. Over the years, the Clubhouse has become my second home, and I can’t even begin to thank this home for everything it has done for me.” Learn more about our YOY at this year’s event. Visit www.madisonsquare.org/yoy to grab your ticket.
Did you catch this month’s newsletter? Visit http://www.madisonsquare.org/madison-matters to read more about our Passport to Manhood members’ pre-Mother’s Day dinner and our most recent staff spotlight!
Back to business at power hour! 📚✏️ #MondayMotivation
Our next #MadisonYOY representative hails from the Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse: Diamond! 17 years old and a member of the Club for 7 years, Diamond hopes to become a neonatologist or pediatrician. She says, "Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has done so much for me that my mother often says signing me up for the Club was one of the best things she did for me. I am grateful for my mother’s decision because I often reflect on all the opportunities I have been given at the Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse. Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is who I am." Learn more about Diamond at this year's Youth of the Dinner. Click the photo above to learn more!
We're headed north to one of NYC's most exciting boroughs: the Bronx! Throughout May & June, we'll be taking a closer look at how the Bronx fits into #MadisonBGClub's story and why the borough is so important to our #MadisonJourney. Stay tuned for a recap of our history in Bronx, while we highlight some special places and faces that have made Madison's mission a reality. Click the photo above to learn more!
The New York Yankees are on fire! Ready for a Night Out at Yankee Stadium? Mix and mingle in the Party City Party Suites on Friday May 25th, while supporting Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. Root for the home team as the Yankees take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Visit www.madisonsquare.org/yankees and get ready for the ball game! #Yankees
We’re grateful for our dedicated staff who act as mentors for our members and guide our kids as teachers outside the classroom. #TeacherAppreciationDay
That feeling when you know it’s going to be a great week and you can’t help but dance it out! #MondayMood
We’re only 3 weeks away from our 2018 Youth of the Year Dinner and we can’t wait for you to meet this year’s Clubhouse ambassadors. Representing our Navy Yard Clubhouse for 2018 is Destiny! She’s 18 years old and has been a member of the Clubhouse for 10 years. She wants to give back to her neighborhood in Brooklyn and help people in need by becoming a psychologist. Destiny says, “The Club has been my rock, my home away from home. It gives me the strength that I need to take the risk required for success. I stand tall and am able to look down over the mountains to the breathtaking view of my victory.” Want to hear more about her amazing story? Visit www.madisonsquare.org/yoy to buy a ticket to this year’s event! #MadisonYOY
Because of our partners like #OppenheimerFunds, STEM is brought to life for our members. Last month, our Club kids ventured to #MoMath: the National Museum of Mathematics for a fun-filled afternoon of learning! #WednesdayWisdom
Have you checked out our new Pinkerton Clubhouse lately? Construction is moving along and we can see our future in Harlem shaping up. Here you can see the progress of the gym and rooftop soccer field! #TransformationTuesday
We can barely contain our excitement: a new week at the Clubhouse is here! #MondayMood
Flatbush Boys Club turned Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse, had a couple of addresses before it landed at 2245 Bedford Avenue. This original rendering, dating back to 1913, depicts one of the ideas for the present day Clubhouse! #TBT #MadisonJourney
It’s not too late: Madison Council’s “Spring into the Arts” auction is just a week away! Join us at on May 3rd for an art auction, DJ, cocktails, & light bites. The art being featured will be both by professional artists & #MadisonBGClub’s very own members! Come enjoy, what is sure to be, and inspiring evening. Learn more at www.madisonsquare.org/mc-events
Snagged your ticket to the 2018 Youth of the Year Dinner yet? The evening celebrates the success of #MadisonBGClub youth who have overcome enormous odds and have demonstrated exceptional character and leadership skills. Visit madisonsquare.org/yoy to learn more! #MadisonYOY
Bouncing off the walls because it’s finally the #weekend
#TBT Some members help to spruce up the mural outside one of our Clubhouses in the 70s 🌸
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club celebrated the 13th Annual Salute to Style event today at The Metropolitan Club with over 240 friends and supporters. This year's select honorees included supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen, resort wear designer and philanthropist Ala von Auersperg, and luxury jewelry designer Meredith Marks. Alex Badia, Fashion Director from Women’s Wear Daily, served as the Master of Ceremonies and model and Madison alumna Damaris Lewis served as the guest speaker. Raising nearly $100,000, support from this event helps us provide life-changing programs to young people in New York’s most under-resourced communities. Thank you to all who attended and made this an incredible event! #SalutetoStyle
Thank you to all who participated in this year’s #SalutetoStyle silent auction! Is there anything better than shopping for a cause?
Have you caught up on the latest #MadisonBGClub news?Click the photo above for the latest version of the Madison Matters monthly e-newsletter! [📸: Rana Faure/ MSG Photos/ Garden of Dreams]
We’re excited to share that Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has retained a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities!
Get ready to “Spring into the Arts” with our young professionals group #MadisonCouncil. Join us at #HighlightStudios on May 3rd for an art auction, DJ, cocktails, & light bites. The art being featured will be both by professional artists & #MadisonBGClub’s very own members! Come enjoy, what is sure to be, and inspiring evening. Learn more at www.madisonsquare.org/mc-events
We're less than a week away from the 2018 Salute to Style Luncheon and we've got a star-studded guest list! This year's honorees include legendary model & photographer Helena Christensen, fashion designer Ala von Auersperg, and jewelry designer Meredith Marks. Our guest speaker is model, dancer, and #MadisonBGClub alumna Damaris Lewis & WWD Fashion Director Alex Badia will serve as MC. Have you got your ticket yet? Click the photo above to learn more.
On April 9, 1953, just about 65 years ago, the Flatbush Boys Club celebrated their 50th anniversary, making the Flatbush Boys Club, now the Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse, 115 years old this week! The celebration was held at the legendary Hotel St. George. #TBT#MadisonJourney
There’s nothing better than when you get to have a Clubhouse friend & sibling all in one! #NationalSiblingDay
In preparation for our #MadisonCouncil “Spring into the Arts” event, members of our Columbus Clubhouse grabbed their paint brushes and whipped up masterpieces tonight. Madison Council members were on hand to help and lend some creative guidance! 🎨
Headed into the #weekendlike...#FridayFeeling
Spring has sprung! Nothing marks a change in season like sprucing up your digs. Here was see some members from the Navy Yard Boys Club spring cleaning at the old York Street Clubhouse back in 1954. #TBT #MadisonJourney
We are excited to announce our 2018 Youth of the Year: Destiny from our Navy Yard Clubhouse, Diamond from our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse, Omar from our Columbus Clubhouse, and Grace from our Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse. Grace was also chosen as the 2018 Madison Youth of the Year and will go on to represent #MadisonBGClub at the state competition. Stay tuned this month and next to learn all about these incredible young adults! #MadisonYOY #YOY
Inspiration from the walls of the Murphy Clubhouse art room 🎨 #TuesdayThoughts
Our 29th Street Clubhouse always found a reason to celebrate. Around springtime, members of the Club would participate in an annual egg decorating contest in honor of #Easter. How egg-cellent! 🐣🐰 #HappyEaster to all who celebrate!
Hello weekend! 😜#FridayFeeling
Take me out to the ball game! It's #OpeningDay & we've got a #TBT to celebrate. On June 20, 1954, members from the Navy Yard Boys Club, now our Navy Yard Clubhouse, attended a Brooklyn Dodgers game at Ebbets Field!
Last night #MadisonBGClub members performed on Radio City Music Hall's Great Stage for the Garden of Dreams 2018 Talent Show, "Together We Dream." Youth from across our Clubhouses auditioned and several were chosen for the once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase their talents to the show's over 6,000 attendees. Congratulations to all of our incredible talented boys & girls who took center stage & thank you to The Garden of Dreams Foundation for an unforgettable experience. #TogetherWeDream
That feeling when you’re back at the Clubhouse and get to catch up with your friends after the weekend. #MondayMood
That feeling when you’re headed into the first weekend of spring 😆 #FridayFeeling
Did you know tomorrow is #NationalPuppyDay? We’re celebrating early by throwing it back to 1952. Flatbush Boys Club (now our Murphy Clubhouse) members and their dogs used to love to participate in an annual contest featuring them and their pets! 🐶 #TBT#MadisonJourney
Back in 1951, members from the Flatbush Boys Club, now our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse, try to out strategize the Club’s checkers champion. Not only was he a wiz at the game, he often beat his fellow members while blindfolded! #WednesdayWisdom#MadisonJourney
How do you find your #MondayMotivation? Monday means a new exciting week at the Club, support from our favorite staff, and afternoons spent with our friends. It doesn’t get much better than that!
We feel lucky to call 5,000 inspiring New York City youth part of the #MadisonBGClub family 🍀 Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Madison Square Boys & Girls Club!
Have you seen @BlackPanther yet? Some of our members, inspired by the legendary new film, held a #BlackPanther influenced photo shoot last week, combining their connection to the movie's story with some interesting digital art skills. Our #weekend plans include going to see it again for the millionth time. #FridayFeeling
In the early 1900's, thanks to the efforts of former U.S. Senator William Calder, the Navy Yard Boys Club was a thriving spot for young boys in Brooklyn's historic Navy Yard neighborhood. After 4 moves throughout the area, the current Navy Yard Clubhouse was first erected in 1977. However, in 1983, the Boys Club merged with Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and has since been the second home to youth in the Fort Greene/Farragut section of Brooklyn. #TBT #MadisonJourney
Members from our Explorer's Academy used photography and digital artistry to commemorate historic figures who have helped paved the way for minorities, including African-Americans & women. This #WomensHistoryMonth, we celebrate figures like American novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and life-long educator Toni Morrison, who, through her novels, helps bring to light the reality for many Americans. Because of our partners like Con Edison, our Explorers are able to express themselves in innovative ways everyday.
3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase! Click the image above and Amazon donates to Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.
Because of our partners like @Disney, our Triple Play game is always ready for #FitnessFriday!
Although Madison started as a Boys Club, it wasn’t long before the girls in the neighborhood made themselves known. While girls participated in Club programs from the very beginning, their involvement was limited to dramatics, swimming and socials. After a #pressforprogress, the trustees recognized the need for girls’ programs and were instrumental in founding the Girls Club of New York. However, in 1984 the Clubs joined forces and the organization was renamed Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. #TBT #MadisonJourney
On this #InternationalWomensDay, we recognize how essential girls and women are and have always been in #MadisonBGClub’s mission to save and enhance the lives of all NYC youth. #IWD2018
We're taking a trip across the East River and into one of #NYC's most diverse areas: Brooklyn! Throughout March, we'll be taking a closer look at how Brooklyn fits into #MadisonBGClub's story and why the borough is so important to our #MadisonJourney. Stay tuned for a recap of our history in BK, while we highlight some special places and faces that have made Madison's mission a reality. Click the image above to see the full video!
When you remember it’s only Monday but you’re trying to stay positive 😬 #MondayMood
This #WorldBookDay, we’re reading some of our favorite stories. 📚Because of our partners like @santanderbankus, our Academic Success programs are filled with opportunities to get lost in a good book. #ReadAcrossAmerica#DrSeussDay
We’re jumping into #March! #TBT to the 1940’s when members bounced around the trampoline on the roof of the 29th Street Clubhouse. #MadisonJourney
Last week, our young professionals group, #MadisonCouncil, hosted career panels at our Columbus Clubhouse in the Bronx. The SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood members engaged in meaningful conversations about life, college, and work. Madison Council members were able to offer insight into career possibilities, prep for college, and more! #WednesdayWisdom
Our #MondayMotivation? A new week at the Clubhouse! Great vibes only.
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
#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.
Make this #weekend a slam dunk! #FitnessFriday
🎶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
Goggles on! 🔬 Our members love to dive into #STEM projects. #WednesdayWisdom
That feeling when you’re finally back with all your friends after the weekend 😊 #MondayMotivation
Time to split—it’s the #weekend! #FridayFeeling
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!
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.
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
What to do this long weekend? We suggest reading a good book, hanging out with friends, or whatever makes you happiest! #FridayFeeling
Brrrr ❄️ #TBT to some of our members warming up for an unforgettable Christmas Tree Ball performance.
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
#HealthyLifestyles is all about finding something you love that gets you motivated and moving! #MondayMotivation
That feeling when you’re headed into the weekend 😁 #FridayFeeling
It’s freezing in NYC but that won’t stop us from running, jumping, and dancing our way into 2018.
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.
Put some pep in your step because it’s finally Friday! #FridayFeeling
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.
We’re getting ready for the new year by stretching out and staying relaxed! #WellnessWednesday
Our new Pinkerton Clubhouse in Harlem is really starting to shape up! #TransformationTuesday
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!
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! 🎁
At #MadisonBGClub, we are pros at spreading holiday cheer. ❄️ #TBT
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.
“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.
Let our Explorers’ holiday spirit serve as your #MondayMotivation to make this week festive and jolly!
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
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
How do you celebrate #WorkoutWednesday? Our Navy Yard Clubhouse loves to stretch and unwind with yoga!
That feeling when you know it’s going to be a great week because you’re one Monday closer to Christmas...#MondayMood
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
“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
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. 🎄
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
“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.”
Let’s set the stage for an awesome week 🎤🎸#MusicMonday
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
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
Celebrate #GivingTuesday & donate to Madison today! Visit the link in our bio to support over 5,000 New York City youth. #MadisonBGClub
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
#GivingTuesday is here! Support Madison Square Boys & Girls Club by visiting the link in to bio. #MadisonBGClub
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.
#HappyThanksgiving from our #MadisonBGClub family!
“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
There’s no family like our Clubhouse family. #NationalFamilyWeek
That feeling when the #weekend is finally here 🎉
We’re all smiles because #MadisonBGClub’s Christmas Tree Ball is just two weeks away! 🎄
When worlds combine 🌀At our Murphy Clubhouse, the Digital Arts Program & @NotesforNotes Studio combined to create a project of technicolor proportions. #TechTuesday
Happy #Monday! Let’s rock this week. 🎸
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
“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.
That feeling when the #weekend is over and your #mondaymoodsets in...
That feeling when it’s finally the weekend & #MadisonBGClub’s Christmas Tree Ball is less than a month away! #FridayFeeling
Back in 1945, famous #bodybuilder Charles Atlas visited our 29th Street Club, lifting our members up to new heights! #tbt
“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.”
It’s no trick; a day at #MadisonBGClub is always a treat. 🎃 #HappyHalloween
🎨🖍: Arianna, Age 11, Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse
Ready to dive into the #weekend 💦
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.
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!
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
Dancing into the weekend like....#HappyFriday 😎
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
"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!
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
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.
That feeling when you know you’re one step closer to the weekend!
#humpday #Wednesday #happy#madisonbgclub #summer 📸: @beau_nicole / Members of @madisonbgclub
“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
#dancer #dance #postivity #selfexpression #expressyourself #MadisonBGClub #Bronx
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.”
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!
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
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.
We’re so excited to kick-off #MadisonDreams! Stay tuned for our first member profile reveal on Monday.
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
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
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!
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 🎼🎤🎸
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
#GHAwesomeWomen #CNN #BoardofTrustees #rolemodel #influence #girlpower
Thank you @yankees & Lexus of Manhattan for a great night at the ball park! ⚾️
madisonbgclub#LexusofBrooklyn#LexusofManhattan #LexusofQueens#BayRidgeNissan #AudiBrooklyn #NYC#BigApple #NewYorkCity #Yankees#MadisonSquareBoysandGirlsClub#Baseball #PlayBall #BronxBombers #Yanks#MadisonBGClub
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
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!
Hello August ☀️ Summer is flying by, but we’re having too much fun to notice! #ClubFun
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
We are excited to share that Madison Square Boys & Girls Club was featured in CNN’s current week-long special “Champions for Change.”
At #MadisonBGClub, our staff help our Clubhouse members focus on being inclusive, celebrating diversity, and promoting a safe atmosphere of acceptance and understanding.
#healthyliving #diversity #safezone #pride#humanrights #socialgood
Current #mood: :) #FridayFeeling #friday #weekend #summer #madisonbgclub
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.
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
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
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.
At #MadisonBGClub, we celebrate #NationalBestFriendsDay everyday! 🎉 #friends #friendshipgoals #friendship #bestfriendgoals #bestfriends
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
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.
#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!
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
"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
Sometimes all you need is your best pal & some awesome dance moves to find your #MondayMotivation 🎶 #MadisonBGClub
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
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
#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
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
"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!
“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
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
We've got a packed house to celebrate our #MadisonYOY!