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Organization Profile:

MISSION:  Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) seeks to bridge the opportunity gap among underserved 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, characted and values, and opportunity for lifelong employment.

OVERVIEW: For more than 20 years, SASF's free extended school day programs have provided students with the tools needed to succeed in school, college and the workforce. More important, SASF gives students the opportunity to discover and develop their talents. Overall, SASF participants demonstrate higher classroom attendance, improved academic outcomes, higher 9th grade pass rates, four-year high school completion rates, and higher college admission rates than those of their non-participating peers.


High School Today, College Tomorrow: SASF’s highly strategic after-school program for high school students changes lives! 

  • Build a relationship with one SASF high school student
  • Communicate on a regular basis with student Mentee
  • Participate in/Attend group activities or field trips when available
  • Track time involved with mentee and report hours monthly to Site Director once a month.
  • Participate in program evaluations (pre-survey and post-survey).
  • Understand and make a written commitment to follow SASF policies and procedures outlined in the SASF Volunteer Member Handbook and Youth Mentoring Program Handbook.
  • Inform Site Director of any changes in Mentee behavior, concerns, or questions.
  • Opportunities available in all 5 boroughs!

Case in point:  at the end of the 2015-16 school year, six SASF students from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx were awarded four-year, full-tuition scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year!   Dartmouth College, Franklin & Marshall College, Hamilton College, Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and Wheaton College welcomed each of our outstanding students in September 2016, who each said they could not have done it without the dedication of the SASF teachers  and mentors nurtured and guided them. 

Your organization’s overall purpose- A fun, engaging description of the mentor’s overall role

Type(s) of Mentoring:

Individual 1:1, Group, E-Mentoring, Peer


  • Mentor will be at least 23 years of age and enjoy spending time with high school students
  • A desire to build a one-on-one relationship with a child in a CPDC community and participate in a variety of activities. 
  • Good relationship building skills and ability to maintain constructive relationship boundaries with mentee, mentee’s family, and SASF staff. 
  • Tolerance and openness to different world views and sensitivity to other cultures and languages. 
  • Ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality and act in a manner that is consistent with SASF policies and procedures. 
  • A general desire to have fun and work with children.  

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Kathleen McGowan
Director, Volunteer & Corporate Partnerships
(347) 417-8160
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