The Mayor of New York City Eric Adams, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, alongside with representation from the DA’s Offices, NYPD, and DYCD visited our Beacon location at PS/IS 224, 345 Brook Avenue in the Bronx to see ASPIRA’s Saturday Night Lights (SNL) program in action! Saturday Night Lights is a free sports training and programming for teens on Saturday Nights in partnership with NYPD, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the City’s District Attorneys, and community-based organizations.
The SNL program at our Beacon location offers free indoor sports activities including basketball, karate, flag football, and more from 5 to 9 p.m., youth ages 11 to 18. The program is centered on enhancing youth development and violence prevention that is aimed at building trust between law enforcement and the communities they police. This effort keeps children and teens off the streets and away from harmful crime by keeping them engaged in healthy programming.