Critical Skills for Character-Rich Adults

About the Program


Communication, listening, decision-making, and leadership skills are central to our Life Skills program. Members are taught healthy ways to prepare well-balanced meals, explore the outdoors, build tools, the importance of healthy relationships and community. Best of all, they also have the chance to have fun and foster life-long friendships.

Activities include:

  • Chess
  • I Am Conference
  • Community Time / Life Lessons
  • Cooperative Games
  • Cooking
  • Game Room Association
  • BCNY Clubs
  • Open Game Room
  • Thrive
  • Wilderness Engineering
  • Wilderness Photography
  • Young Men’s Group
  • Youth Council

“BCNY’s young men love the hands-on cooking, especially breakfast in the afternoon, custom flavored brownies and barbecue sauce. It is a privilege to be part of their life skills education.”

Chef Eileen, Culinary Teacher and Professional Chef and Owner of Aromas Boutique Bakery

Community Spotlight

“My favorite part of cooking is getting to taste what we make.”

BCNY Member

“The council is where BCNY members come together to discuss the issues that matter most to our community and we discuss problems and how we can solve them. We find ways to help those around us. I am really glad to be a part of something like that.”

Kingston, BCNY Member

“I like to vote in the Youth Council elections because I want to make The Boys’ Club a better place and everyone deserves to be heard.”

Kyle, BCNY Member

“The Youth Council makes the Boys’ Club better and helps new members feel welcome.”

Justin, BCNY Member