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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Baseball & Softball, Boys Clubs, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Sports, Youth Community Service Clubs, Youth Violence Prevention

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.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Joe_45

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Joe Morales Bonnie Boys Club (1973-1976). I will never forget the opportunity the BB Club gave me to play the game I loved. The Bonnie's represented what growing up in New York was all about. They provided the environment to learn, play and experience the game of baseball.
The Bonnie teams I played on were the most racially diversified teams I would play on until I entered professional baseball and we played winning Championship baseball. Thanks to Coach Katzke's dedication and continued commitment to the kids and the organization. He was ,unbeknownst to him, my MVP. I had teammates that I established friendships with from high schools and neighborhoods throughout NYC. It was an honor and a privilege to be associated with the BBC. I can say that as a youth I had my vision of playing in the Major Leagues one day. The reality, I have lived a Bonnie Life,
attending and playing Division 1 college baseball, received a college degree, went on to play pro ball and have been very successful in my life and career in law enforcement. I can truly say it stems from my time getting prepared on the ball field , allowed me to be prepared for the journey of life. Thank you BBC. May god continue to bless an organization that builds ball players to become succesful players in the game of life. Thank you to the Bonnie Family for all that you have done for NYC youth ballplayers and kids. I'm sorry for recent loss to the Bonnie Family. Their blessings are truly waiting them in heaven.
With sincere and much appreciation , Joe Morales (Lafayette H.S -Bensonhurst Brooklyn)

Katherine P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Joining the Bonnie's is an introduction to a support system that lasts all through your life. Great friendships are forged and the commaraderie that is fostered by this organization is outstanding! So many who have joined any one of their clubs have so enjoyed this non-profit that they have returned to sign up their children; and for some now, even their grandchildren. Please lend your support to keep the Bonnies!