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.


360 Skills Academy

360° Skills Academy is a not-for-profit organization specializing in youth and community development through basketball. 360° Skills Academy organizes tournaments, clinics, camps and leagues for […]

Achilles International

The mission of Achilles International is to help people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem, […]

America Scores

America SCORES New York strives to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, America SCORES New […]

Armory College Prep

Armory College Prep — founded by Olympic gold medalist Derrick Adkins — serves New York City high school student-athletes, in need of a helping hand, […]

Asphalt Green

Asphalt Green operates many community service programs dedicated to improving the health and fitness of all New Yorkers, regardless of age, ability, or even economics. […]

Athletes For Charity

Athletes for Charity is a charitable initiative dedicated to encouraging the giving of time, financial resources, and information to improve the collective lives of disadvantaged […]

Back 2 Basics Academy

Beat the Streets Wrestling

The mission of Beat the Streets is to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and to strengthen the culture of […]

Big Apple Basketball

Big Apple Basketball is designed to use basketball as a “tool” to assist young people in their athletic, educational, professional and life skill development. Big […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s founding and New York City’s largest mentoring organization. We serve over 4,000 children in all 5 boroughs. Big […]

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