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.


Chris Canty Foundation

The Chris Canty Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the total development of youth in our communities. Our goal is to utilize the platform of sports […]

City Lax

CityLax, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse in New York City in a public-private partnership with the Public School […]

City Squash

CitySquash is a not-for-profit after-school enrichment program based in the Bronx at Fordham University. The organization helps motivated and talented young people from economically disadvantaged […]

Citytrack

Provides a free, high-quality track and field program to third through eighth grade students from inner-city schools in Washington Heights and Harlem. Administered by the […]

DAC Athletic Club

DAC Athletic club was founded in 1949 by ex Major Leaguer and Fordham University graduate Tony DePhillips. It provides recreational programs in basketball, baseball and […]

Downtown Boathouse

Provides free public access to the harbor in New York City through public kayaking programs.

DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI)

Harlem RBI provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. We use the power of teams to Coach, Teach and Inspire youth to […]

Dyckman Youth Enterprises

Dyckman Youth Enterprises is dedicated to uplifting the Washington Heights youth community –home to the largest Dominican population outside of the Dominican Republic – through […]

FC Harlem

FC Harlem is a community youth development organization making a positive impact on the lives of young people through soccer. The group’s vision is to […]

Fencing In The Schools

OUR BIG GOAL: 1 Million Students Fencing in the USA by 2023 Fencing-in-the-Schools is an educational organization whose mission statement, “Empowering youth to achieve excellence […]

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