Our History

The Westchester Clubmen, established in 1959, is an organization of African-American men in Westchester County, N.Y., dedicated to educating, supporting and inspiring young African-American and Latino men to fulfill their dreams. Members include senior executives of global corporations, entrepreneurs, physicians, journalists, attorneys, educators and other professionals. The organization, through its foundation, created Higher Aims, an after-school program that provides educational and life enrichment for young men in middle- and high-school in Westchester Country. The Higher Aims "Young Clubmen" are required to:

  • Strive for academic excellence and maintain high attendance standards
  • Strive to achieve honor roll status
  • Participate in group discussions and attend field trips
  • Wear a shirt and tie one day each week
  • Learn to play the game of chess