BENEFITING: SPORTS AND ARTS IN SCHOOLS FOUNDATION INC
SASF advances the health of young women across the five boroughs of New York City, Yonkers, and Mount Vernon by engaging them in sports and wellness activities. Girls L.E.A.D. Summer Camp serves nearly 100 middle school girls through the Food Explorers nutrition program, leadership, girl talk, dance, self defense, fitness, sports skills, and sports competition. Classes touch on body image, self esteem, bullying and other topics they face on a daily basis. These programs continue into the school year as well through after school programing. The vast majority of the young women we serve live in low-income communities and are at a higher risk of developing diabetes and heart-related diseases. SASF’s goal is to change this and empower young women, their mothers, grandmothers and sisters to break the cycle and live healthy lives.