Angie Hankins via Crowdrise
November 04, 2014
BENEFITING: BOYS CLUB OF NEW YORK INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
I am using my first NYC Marathon as an opportunity to raise funds for The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY). BCNY has positively influenced the lives of nearly a million young men. BCNY offers engaging out-of-school time programs in the areas of Academic Support and Enrichment, Character Development and Life Skills, Music, Art, and Performing Arts, Physical and Mental Health, and Sports and Recreation. BCNY seeks to fulfill our mission to empower boys and young men by providing effective programs and a supportive community through evidence-based youth development practices and commitment to continuous improvement.
BCNY's open-door policy and $5 annual membership fee remove most barriers to membership. Among our members in the 2012-13 program year, 42.3% identified as Black/African-American, 40.1% identified as Latino/Hispanic, and 14.0% identified as Asian. In terms of economic status, 48.3% have an annual family income of less than $25,000, and 78.1% have an annual family income of less than $50,000. These figures suggest that we are reaching families with the greatest need of our services.