2016 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 2014, while New York City on-time high school graduation rates for African American and Latino youth like those they serve were 63.8% and 61.4%, respectively, 90% of Madison’s Project Graduate seniors graduated from high school, and 100% 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 two Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year each with $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!

 

Chassidy David: “My experience at Madison has been nothing short of a blessing. I have grown so much because of the countless opportunities and programs that were open to me. It is at the Club where I am able to forget about any troubles and receive all the love, encouragement, and support I need. To be a member of the Club is truly an opportunity to be a part of greatness.”

 

Maylynn Rosario: “The Club has always been a home away from home for me. I have met many friends who have become like family and mentors to whom I can always turn for guidance. They have helped me to face so many of life’s challenges and have empowered me to navigate through the various obstacles that have stood in my path. Through my experiences at the Club, I’ve learned the true measure of my own strength. I now know that there is absolutely nothing that can hold me back from reaching success in life.”