Bonnie Boys Club, Inc. dba, The Bonnie Youth Club

Rating: 4.88 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Sports

Location: 1221 Church Ave Brooklyn NY 11218 USA

Mission: The Bonnie Youth Club, an all-volunteer organization, centered in the heart of Flatbush, concentrates on developing youth into successful adults. The majority of our youth are from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. However,we have a healthy and vital mix of student/athletes from various economic and ethnic backgrounds. We represent the "mosaic" that is New York City.The Bonnies have developed a baseball and youth development program that has resulted in more of our over 400 yearly participants succeeding in school, graduating from high school and going on to higher education, often with athletic and/or academic scholarships.
Target demographics: Serving youth throughout New York City between the ages of 5-21.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 350
Geographic areas served: New York city
Programs: SUPPORT,SERVICE AND SUCCESS, initiated in 1999, is our primary youth development and support program. Our program emphasizes positive self-worth, mentoring, and a high school and college program that has been highly successful. We use the expertise within the Bonnies and links with outside sources to help our youth.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I remember the day I tried out to join the Bonnie Youth Club. Everyone was so excited to play baseball that when the coach hit a ball to the outfield during practice, everyone on the team ran to the outfield to retrieve the ball. We had no discipline. Our coach instantly stopped play and used the time to teach us why our approach would not work. His knowledge of the game commanded respect.

The Bonnie organization instills discipline in its players through its coaches by way of example. Bonnie coaches are not only good coaches who know how to create good baseball players but they are good, responsible people who, through their example, help create good, responsible individuals.

Bonnie coaches don’t get paid for their time; however, throughout the year they teach responsibility by always showing up and being available to their players. At times they provide personal advice. For players who don’t have both parents in the home, this interaction is critical. I always remembered Bonnie coaches to be positive role models. For some of us, being a positive role model was the most important contribution these coaches made to our lives.

-- Sean Fairweather

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In the early 90's I was a college age player for the Bonnies. They allowed me to develop as a player and an individual and never asked for anything nor pressured players that struggled economically. Fast forward twenty years to the present and its my pleasure to give back and support an organization that gave me so much without asking for anything in return. The organization is run by selfless professionals that truly care and its my honor to serve on their advisory board.

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I have been involved with the Bonnie Boys Club for more than 30 years, and I cannot think of an organization more committed to helping the youth of Brooklyn. It provides a safe haven for children of all ages and teaches them invaluable life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship. The impact of this organization has been far reaching, helping kids get into colleges and allowing some to even pursue their dream of playing professional baseball and other related jobs in sports. This is an organization that survives based on the unlimited dedication of several volunteers in the community and it should be recognized as one of the truly great nonprofit organizations.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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