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

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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Beatriz D.

Donor

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization has my support because a makes a tremendous impact on the lives of young men in NYC. It helps them gain valuable life lessons and gives them an outlet in which to play the sport they love--- baseball. The volunteers in this organization offer guidance and support to these young men throughout their lives. As a testament to the impact this organization has many of the young men return as volunteers to pat it forward.

Catherine Bonnie S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Being one of Joe Bonnie's daughters, I pretty much grew up at the Parade Ground while my dad was coaching! For over six decades The Bonnie Youth Club has been keeping kids off the streets and out of trouble. The focus is not only about the sport but also "hitting the books". This helps mold it's player's minds and sets the foundation for them to have a chance at a successful future!! Being a player also gives them a sense of belonging to something and even a second family!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Bonnie Youth Club is an example of how a grass roots organization should operate. They provide an opportunity for young people to learn to play and work together, and for volunteers to learn to know the children of their community and to help improve the quality of their lives. It is no wonder that they have so many adult volunteers who grew up participating in the program. The value of this small organization in Brooklyn is felt throughout the country, as the children grow up and spread the word wherever they go.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Bonnie Youth Club is a great non-profit organization that is run by dedicated volunteers only. It helps city youth from ages 5 to 21 years old develop skills that emphasize both their study habits in the classroom as well as their athletic abilities on the baseball field. It has been an important part of the city for over 40 years and deserves to continue to do its good work serving the youth of NYC. Please support the Bonnie Youth Club. Check out: http://bonnieyouth.org/donate/

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful all-volunteer organization that uses baseball to attract 300-400 young people every year. But they not only play baseball, they have programs that work with the youngsters to get into desirable high schools and colleges. And often with an academic and/or athletic scholarship.