Sports-Focused Youth Development Programs

New York City is home to scores of sports-focused Youth Development Programs/non-profits. Many of these organizations work to help disadvantaged youth enjoy the benefits of playing organized sports. We applaud the efforts of these organizations and encourage members of our community to learn about the work they do and, hopefully, to get involved. To show our support New York Sports Connection will donate 10% of our advertising revenue each quarter to one of these non-profits.

If you know of or are an executive at a non-profit that is not listed here contact us and we will be happy to add it to our listings.

U Want Game

U Want Game aims to help high school student-athletes reach their potential in academics, athletics, and personal growth through one-on-one mentoring relationships with successful former […]


Up2Us is a national coalition of organizations looking to affect underserved youth through sport.

Urban Dove

Urban Dove has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of New York City’s at-risk youth by creating a supportive, positive place where kids can develop […]

Wendy Hilliard Foundation

The Wendy Hilliard Foundation’s mission is to serve the youth of New York City through gymnastics and health programs. The Foundation has served over 10,000 […]

WSF New York Sled Rangers

“Mom, I’m FINALLY on a team!” said 10-year old Spencer after his first sled hockey practice.   We are the Wheelchair Sports Federation New York Sled […]

Yoga Bear

Yoga Bear is dedicated to providing free yoga lessons for people living with cancer.

Young Athletes, Inc.

Young Athletes Inc. provides out of school time programs that promote health and physical fitness, academic growth, self-discipline, leadership skills, and self-sufficiency for young people […]

Youth on The Move in Harlem

Youth on the Move’s program consists of several components: after school program (homework help and tutoring), recreational & cultural activities, and athletics. The program serves […]

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