Madison’s Core Service Areas are designed to group programs along disciplines deemed important to the growth, development and success of children. Madison annually serves over 5,000 youth (ages 6 to 18) at four clubhouses and three school sites in some of New York City’s most disadvantaged communities.
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club firmly believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, and all educational initiatives reflect the vision that every member is promoted on time to the next grade level; graduates from high school; and is fully prepared to achieve real world success.
Madison works to empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Madison’s Health and Life Skills programming aims to educate youth on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to cultivate their capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their well-being.
Madison encourages members and their families to establish healthy patterns of behavior early in life and make life-long healthy decisions.
Madison believes in the development of cultural awareness and creativity through the taught appreciation of visual arts, crafts, and performing arts.