2018 Pat Covelli Foundation Scholarship Winners

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club provides after-school, Saturday and summer youth development programming to young people ages 6 to 18 in underserved neighborhoods of New York City. At their Clubhouses in Brooklyn and the Bronx, young people build trusting relationships with adults and peers, get academic guidance and emotional support, cultivate their interests, and build a second home that helps them grow and thrive.


In 2015, while New York City on-time high school graduation rates for African American and Latino youth like those they serve were 65% and 64%, respectively, 96% of Madison’s Project Graduate seniors graduated from high school, and 94% that applied to college were accepted to attend.


The Pat Covelli Foundation has always believed in education as a tool to empower our youth. This year we thought it would be fitting to honor the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Youths of the Year with two 10,000 scholarships for college. Our goal is to help alleviate the financial pressures that a college education comes with and ensure the success of these incredible youth!


Grace Assabil-Bentum & Diamond Lewis