Backyard Sports Cares uses the power of team sports to positively influence our players and their communities. Our Programs serve as a bridge to neighborhoods and participants from various demographics and cultures.
Jefferson Elementary School, New Rochelle
Addressing an issue of unsupervised early morning elementary school drop-offs, BYSC provides coaching and equipment for almost 70 students to engage in recreational soccer and basketball games prior to the start of the school day. The program has had a transformative effect in the classroom. Principal and teachers report increased attendance and a better adjusted student at the start of the school day
Amazing Afternoons Program, Edward Williams Elementary School, Mt. Vernon
BYSC provides an array of after school sports programs to 125 elementary school students who attend Amazing Afternoons, a comprehensive after school program operated by Westchester Jewish Community Services. Activities include baseball, soccer, basketball, judo, cheerleading, and yoga. In addition, BYSC has collaborated with other organizations to secure many summer recreational opportunities at local and out-of-area summer camps for youngsters from the Amazing Afternoons program.
White Plains Youth Bureau, White Plains
For the past four years, BYSC has partnered with the Youth Bureau to offer scholarship opportunities for White Plains elementary school students in Backyard Sports- sponsored programs. In 2009, the Youth Bureau invited BYSC to start providing recreational programs to EXCEL, a federally funded after school program that provides enrichment activities to 3rd-5th graders. Currently, BYSC provides after school programming in all White Plains elementary schools. We also serve youngsters from the Slater and DeKalb Community Centers and have been asked to develop an open gym evening program for high school students.