Academic Success By the Numbers

93% of Explorers Academy members (ages 6 to 9), were promoted to the next grade level.

From the beginning to end of the school year, the percentage of our youngest learners performing at or exceeding grade-level standards improved by 32% in reading and 29% in math.

93% of members of Explorer's Academy (ages 6-9) and Junior's Academy Members (ages 10 to 12), were promoted to the next grade level. 

In 2015, while New York City on-time high school graduation rates for African American and Latino youth like those we serve were 65% and 64%, respectively, 96% of our Project Graduate seniors graduated from high school, and 94% that applied to college were accepted to attend.

Good Character & Citizenship By the Numbers

Our members participated in 1,900 hours of community service including the Run or Dye 5K, Thanksgiving turkey giveaways, volunteering at public events such as AIDS Walk New York, Earth Day marches, and clothes and food drives for the homeless.

Members in the Cultural Enrichment program at our Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse designed, and sewed school uniforms and bags for 15 school girls in Mozambique after learning that some young women in Africa are unable to pursue their education because they cannot afford mandatory school uniforms.

92% of surveyed teens reported no involvement with the juvenile justice system in the preceding year. 

Healthy Lifestyle By the Numbers

More than 700 members participated in our aquatics program, which provides water safety instruction, swimming lessons and lifeguard training. Nearly 70 percent of African-American children do not know how to swim and our program is working to effectively combat that startling statistic.

Madison connected more than 1,000 members and their families to health information and resources through annual health fairs. The fairs introduced members of the community to health services and professionals, offered free health screenings, and provided general information on various health services.

Youth Empowerment, an evidence-based program that empowers young people to resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, saw 88% of participants increased their knowledge of health, nutrition, and fitness.

Approximately 80,000 hot meals and 40,000 healthy snacks were served at the Clubhouses in 2015.