Madison Square Boys & Girls Club In New York In Existence For 129 Years

NEW YORK (WLNY) — Executive Director of the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Joe Patuleia, stopped by The Couch to talk about how the club’s programs work to keep kids engaged.

“We’re an after school agency,” Patuleia said. “We meet from three to nine, those dangerous hours for kids, and we offer them education help, we do a lot of homework help with them, a lot of tutoring. We’ll do healthy lifestyles whether it be eating correctly, working out, you know, all those kinds of fun things, and then we do a lot of character and leadership development for them.”

Patuleia said the club offers summer programs with activities including spelling bees, poetry slams and reading contests.

“No one wants to go to school in the summer but they love to come to the club, because we make it fun, we make it entertaining and they just have a ball doing it and meanwhile, guess what?” Patuleia said. “They’re learning.”

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