Of surveyed high school seniors stated that more than half of what they know about college came from attending SAYA.
Youth in kindergarten through college served during the 2016-2017 school year.
Years of helping youth belong, grow, thrive.
Increase in Self-Advocacy after one year of participating in SAYA programs as identified by pre- and -post surveys.
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South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) is a 501(c)3 youth development organization in New York City for students in elementary school through college.
While South Asian-focused, SAYA is secular, inclusive and committed to connecting youth from all backgrounds to opportunities. Established in 1996, SAYA provides youth an accessible, safe, and culturally affirming space for year-round programming that takes place during the school day, after school, on weekends and during the summer.
The SAYA experience offers mentorship beyond the classroom so students confidently grow into engaged community leaders ready for college, career and personal success.