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When young people are able to reach their full potential, personally and academically, the future is brighter for all of us. We are proud to support organizations that use mentorship, adventure, and fun to encourage positive growth and support kids and young adults through challenges like the pandemic.

Guiding Young People through a Strange Summer: A Dispatch from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA)
A Big Brothers Big Sisters of America "big" and "little" connect over a video call

“Aries is now a part of my family, and I feel like I’m a part of Aries’s family.”

BBBSA Big Sister Sara

As part of the Foundation’s global pandemic relief initiative, SNF helped support 15 local BBBSA agencies around the U.S.
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The Teams Helping Get Young New Yorkers through the Pandemic

It’s a particularly challenging time for young people in New York. Building on existing partnerships with each of the organizations, SNF has made new pandemic-relief grants to nine stellar nonprofits that use sports activities as a framework to support young New Yorkers—in every area of life—as they grow and thrive.
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Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Opens a New Clubhouse to Support Kids in Harlem
After a soccer match on SNF Field at Madison Square Boys and Girls Club's Pinkerton Clubhouse

The young people who participate in New York’s Madison Square Boys & Girls Club say that it’s hard to overstate how important the organization’s clubhouses are in their lives. With the opening of a new clubhouse in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, the benefits of a local clubhouse will extend to hundreds of kids in the area.
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Venturing into the Wilds of Staten Island
Students explore Staten Island's Greenbelt with a guide

If you ask a New Yorker to recommend the city’s best assets, chances are good they’ll mention a park. A program in Staten Island has helped middle schoolers from underserved areas of the borough access, enjoy, and learn from this asset.
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Climbing Ratlines and Hoisting Sails Aboard the Stavros S. Niarchos
The Stavros S. Niarchos, a tall ship, at sea

SNF grants to Tall Ships Youth Trust sought to help foster personal development through voyages on the high seas.
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Young Filmmakers Connect with Pros to Tell Their Stories
A panel on stage at a BYkids event

Young people who have been incarcerated on Rikers Island, are beginning a new life in Berlin after moving from Aleppo, and are seeing the effects of a cultural shift in Senegal have connected with established filmmakers to tell their stories through BYkids.
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