bai Signature Programs

CORPORATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (est. 1995)
This program provides direct support to New York City youth pursuing post-secondary education. A special committee evaluates applications on an annual basis. Award amounts are $2,500 per scholarship recipient. To date, the Harlem YMCA has awarded $1.5 million in college scholarship support to our future leaders.  CLICK HERE for more information on our bai Corporate Scholarship Program.

HISTORICAL BLACK COLLEGE TOUR (est. 1990)
This program provides students the opportunity to envision a brighter future through the tangible experience of a college campus. The 2017 tour will take place during spring recess in April and will include approximately ten colleges and universities. Previous schools visited include Benedict College, Bennett College, Bowie State, Cheyney, Clark Atlanta, Alabama State, Hampton, Howard, Morehouse, Morgan, Shaw, Spelman, and Tuskegee.  CLICK HERE for more information on our Historical Black College Tour.

PROFESSIONAL MENTOR PROGRAM (est. 1988)
High school and college students (mentees) are linked with professionals (mentors) who have been identified as Achievers. Mentors are positive role models who are committed to providing youth with support to attain their education, social and personal goals. In addition to one-on-one mentoring experiences, mentees participate in a variety of career and personal development workshops and seminars.  CLICK HERE for more information on our Professional Mentoring Program.

CORPORATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (est. 2012)
This program offers its college scholarship recipients an enriching experience that gives them relevant and necessary training to move forward in pursuing their career. During this professional placement, students network and work closely with professionals in their field of study. Corporations provide an enriching and rewarding experience that includes industry-specific exposure and challenging project assignments to the interns.