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 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 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 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.” We are excited to share that Madison Square Boys & Girls Club was featured in CNN’s current week-long special “Champions for Change.” Current #mood: :) #FridayFeeling #friday #weekend #summer #madisonbgclub 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 At #MadisonBGClub, we celebrate #NationalBestFriendsDay everyday! 🎉 #friends #friendshipgoals #friendship #bestfriendgoals #bestfriends 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. #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! "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 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 "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 8Help 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!