Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle Members Shadow City Officials During 2023 Civic Day


NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 24, 2023) – Today, Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (BGCNR) kicked off Boys & Girls Club Week with its annual “Civic Day” in partnership with the New Rochelle Youth Bureau. Thirty BGCNR members shadowed City of New Rochelle commissioners and officials, Superintendent Jonathan Raymond of The City School District of New Rochelle, and Catherine White of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the work involved in public service.

These outstanding students were selected to participate in this initiative based on their efforts and achievements during the school year. BGCNR 2023 Youth of the Year Vianney Godinez spearheaded the day’s activities as she shadowed New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson.

Civic Day is just one of the many BGCNR programs that prepare youth to be the problem solvers, innovators, and leaders who shape our world. We work to ensure their voices are heard in our community, as well as the state and federal level, as we champion policies and solutions that will have the greatest positive impact on our members, their families, and the City of New Rochelle as a whole.

About Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

Founded in 1929, Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle has been an integral part of the New Rochelle community, offering its youth safe and achievement-driven programming focused on the whole child that encompasses academics, mental wellness, fitness, leadership, and civics. Today, it serves over 7,000 youth annually at 15 school sites and two clubhouse locations, offering them a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity.