Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation's mission is to help bridge the academic performance gap among under-achieving students 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.
Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) is one of the largest providers of school-based after-school programs in New York City; Mount Vernon, NY; and more recently, the New York City Housing Authority. SASF serves almost 50,000 students in more than 300 public schools. These students typically live in low-income neighborhoods and attend academically struggling schools in grades K-12 in all five boroughs.
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.