|Program type||After School, Weekend, Summer|
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
Madison provides targeted programs to young people who need us most.
The Clubhouse environment fulfills five key elements that foster effective youth development and empower our young people to succeed:
A Safe, Stable, Positive place that ensures physical and emotional safety
Fun activities that foster connections to peers and staff
Supportive Relationships that reinforce that all members are cared for
Abundant opportunities to explore interests and build new skills
Recognition and positive reinforcement for young people’s accomplishments
Academic Success: Madison provides homework help and academic enrichment, mentors young people who are at risk for dropping out of school, offers resources so members can build their computer and technology skills, and guides members to explore potential careers and navigate the college application process.
Good Character & Citizenship programs: Offer our members opportunities to develop leadership capabilities and make a difference in their community. Service projects encourage members to become caring, responsible members of their community, while young people cultivate their leadership skills by organizing clothes and food drives, volunteering at public events, and leading projects in their neighborhoods.
Healthy Lifestyles programs: Encourage our members to adopt a healthy diet, practice positive lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness. Members participate in daily fitness challenges, and enjoy a wide range of intramural sports activities in the Club gyms, pools and dance facilities. The Clubs provide healthy food to our members every day, help young people make nutrition and wellness habits a daily practice, and empower youth to avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs.