JUNE MADISON MATTERS

Clubhouse Summer Program: Club Fun

With the end of the school year almost here, we are looking forward to Club Fun 2017 at all of our Clubhouses. Activities will continue to enhance and grow our members by focusing on our priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Stay tuned for our September e-newsletter, where we will provide a recap of all of the awesome activities highlighted below.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Summer Brain Gain

Read-a-Thon

Technology

Big Red Chair

Financial Literacy

GOOD CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP

Leadership Institute

We Works - Service Project

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Positive Action

Triple Play- Healthy Habits, Too

Triple Play- Daily Challenges, Too

Triple Play- Soul

Several times during the summer, members from each of our Clubs will get together for fun challenges, activities, and trips.

CLUB WIDE EVENTS

Academic Success 

Quiz Bowl

Healthy Lifestyles 

Field Day @ Randalls Island

Good Character & Citizenship 

Brooklyn Bridge March

ORGANIZATION TRIP 

Trip to Sports Time USA

Madison Dreams

On June 1st, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club launched the “Madison Dreams” social media campaign, introduced with a teaser video on all its social media channels. The campaign will chronicle the hopes and dreams of the Clubhouse members featured in the video, with a focus on how Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has helped them realize their potential and life goals. The campaign will encourage 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.

We have been able to welcome and support generations of young people by serving as a positive, safe, and reassuring space for them to grow-up. The full length video, which can be viewed on our website & official YouTube channel, features Clubhouse members ages 6-18 sharing why they love the Clubhouse and why they are able to dream big because of facilities, programs, and staff.

Over the next 6 months, our official social media channels will feature more in-depth looks into the lives of nearly 20 members, with curated photos, interviews, videos, and stories.

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. More information can also be found at www.madisonsquare.org/daretodream

The Pinkerton Clubhouse Groundbreaking Ceremony in Harlem

We are under construction! On May 24th, we broke ground on our new Clubhouse at the intersection of West 155th Street and Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem. The groundbreaking was commemorated with a ceremony where President Bill Clinton provided the keynote address. The 42nd President said, “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.” The ceremony also included a special message from President George H.W. Bush.

The Clubhouse will be named in honor of The Pinkerton Foundation, whose generous endowment will support a wide-range of programming at the Clubhouse for approximately 1,500 new members. The Pinkerton Foundation’s President Rick Smith also offered remarks at the ceremony. The Clubhouse, which will be Madison’s largest and most advanced facility to date, will also serve as the organization’s new citywide administrative hub and headquarters.

A partner throughout the Club’s planning stages, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett said, “The Pinkerton Clubhouse will be a great addition to North Central Harlem. NYCEDC is proud to have supported Madison Square Boys and Girls Club with a significant New Markets Tax Credits allocation, and we look forward to seeing hundreds of boys and girls benefit each day from the constructive, healthy programming that will be offered.”

Designed by the renowned architecture and urban design firm Rogers Partners, the 45,000 square-foot Pinkerton Clubhouse will contain modern educational spaces and recreational facilities including a soccer field and basketball court, as well as innovative visual and performing arts spaces including a music and production studio, screening room and digital media and technology lab. The Pinkerton Clubhouse is expected to open its doors to the local community in the fall of 2018.

“The construction of The Pinkerton Clubhouse in Harlem represents a rare and significant opportunity to empower the area’s young people and create a safe and healthy environment for them to learn and grow,” said Joe Patuleia, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Executive Director. “Our expansion into North Central Harlem—one of New York City’s most vibrant, yet underserved communities—will advance Madison’s core mission to save and enhance the lives of young people across New York City in communities most in need.”

Mark Your Calendars! 

Upcoming Special Events

Golf Tournament: August 7th

Christmas Tree Ball: December 1st