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Organized sports have long provided young people with a path toward good health and personal growth. But in neighborhoods across the city, opportunities to play are few and far between. Declining public funding and expensive pay-to-play fees mean many of New York City's children have been shut out. Those who do play are often unable to afford the basics: gear, sneakers, transportation, snacks.

 

Mission North is a non-profit organization established to address youth sports inequity in New York City. We are committed to closing the access gap for New York’s kids — providing support to underfunded teams, developing new public school programming, and advocating for systemic change and meaningful policy reform in city government.

 
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In the past year we’ve provided safety equipment and volleyballs to a girls team in the Bronx; helped develop a Brooklyn program teaching grade schoolers to ride their first bikes; and spearheaded a campaign to bring transparency to the Dept. of Education’s school sports funding strategy.

 
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Youth sports should not be a luxury. Your tax-deductible donations help us provide necessary support across the five boroughs. Thank you for your interest in being a part of our effort to make sports accessible to young people of all backgrounds.