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.


Figure Skating in Harlem

Figure Skating in Harlem is the first non-profit organization of its kind, combining the power of education with the discipline of figure skating to transform young […]

Girls on the Run – NYC

Mission: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Vision: We envision a world where […]

Give-A-Ball Foundation

Give-A-Ball Foundation, Inc focuses on youth and child development through the promotion of sports, primarily soccer. Give-A-Ball advocates physical activities through the distribution of team-oriented […]

Gladiator Sports

GLADIATOR SPORTS, INC. is a Harlem-based non-profit organization that provides basketball, cheerleading and educational programs for boys and girls aged 6 to 18. Children must […]

Gymtime Foundation

Gymtime Foundation raises funds to bring education, health and physical activity programs to at-need children throughout New York City

Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program

Our mission is to bring tennis to youth from high-risk, low income, inner-city neighborhoods and offer opportunities for self-development while highlighting education and a positive […]

Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership

Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL) is a youth organization that builds leadership skills and social responsibility through lacrosse.  We provide a safe and structured setting for […]

Homerun Hopefuls

Homerun Hopefuls collects new or used baseball equipment for distrubition to children in the Dominican Republic.

I Challenge Myself

I Challenge Myself helps young people lead healthier and more productive lives through endurance fitness challenges and leadership development. It has developed two health-based youth […]

Ice Hockey in Harlem

Ice Hockey In Harlem has helped thousands of needy NYC youth learn a sport that would otherwise be financially unavailable to them. More importantly, through […]

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