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South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) is the nation’s only secular youth development organization dedicated to South Asian youth.  Our mission is to create opportunities for South Asian youth to realize their fullest potential.  Since inception in 1996, SAYA! has brought comprehensive youth development and after-school programs to nearly 9,500 youth across New York City.


SAYA! Takes the Stage at Our World Neighborhood Charter School
Blog | June 05, 2015
On Friday, May 29, our young men performed a choreographed hip hop piece on Frankenstein for the Cabaret Night concert at Our World Neighborhood Charter School.  Trained well by their dance instructors, Jonathon and Jay, the...Read more.
The Desi Young Women’s Leadership Conference Made a Mark!
Blog | May 29, 2015
"Uncommon Paths, Extraordinary Lives” was the theme of SAYA!’s second annual Desi Young Women’s Leadership Conference, which took place on April 25, 2015 at The New School in Manhattan. This exciting event brought 85 high school students from Queens...Read more.
Building our Skills with SAYA!
Blog | May 26, 2015
SAYA! Desi Men's Society trains us to tackle social and financial issues and, in general, to engage with the thoughtful aspect of life. Never have I imagined that it would also take me to new heights physically, exemplified during our Skill Building...Read more.


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