Our Mission and Values

Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) seeks to bridge the opportunity gap among students in high-need communities by extending the school day and year with wholesome, skill-building activities designed to improve New York City children’s academic performance, health and wellness, attitude towards school, self-confidence, character and values, and opportunity for lifelong employment.


SASF, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is one of the largest providers of school-based after-school programs in New York City and the metropolitan region. We serve more than 20,000 students in over 150 public schools. These students typically live in low-income neighborhoods and attend academically struggling schools in grades K-12.

Programs run year-round before and after school, on Saturdays, over school holiday periods and during the summer.  Programs, provided free of charge, are primarily funded with public monies that are supplemented with private funds.