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.
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.
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.