NeON Sports offers free swimming, basketball, tennis, horseback riding, gymnastics and other sports programs to young New Yorkers, including those on probation. Offered in seven locations citywide, NeON Sports programs build confidence, enhance social skills and increase motivation to succeed in the classroom, while teaching the benefits of goal-setting and practice.
The New York City Department of Probation (DOP) will accept online applications for both the Spring and Summer NeON Sports℠ Program. Grant applications can be submitted for programs serving residents of Bedford Stuyvesant, Staten Island, East New York, South Bronx, Harlem, Brownsville and Jamaica. You may apply for up to $5,000 for each program and you may apply for spring or summer or both. The deadline to submit your application is midnight March 30, 2020.
NeON Sports Spring Dates ‐ May 18 - June 30th 2020
NeON Sports Summer Dates ‐ July 6 - August 14th 2020
NeON Sports is a project of the New York City Department of Probation’s Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) that offers young people ages 14-24 in New York City, including those on probation, the chance to explore sports in a variety of disciplines, including swimming, basketball, tennis, horseback riding, gymnastics, aerobics and track and more. The program is free to participants and is designed to measurably improve their physical fitness, sports knowledge, self-esteem, social skills, confidence, learn the benefits of goal-setting and practice.
NeON Stakeholders consisting of residents, DOP staff, business, and cultural leaders will review and conduct the final selection. Organizations interested in applying will have the opportunity to meet with stakeholders in advance of the stakeholder selections to discuss their program idea and answer questions to help inform their decision.
For those wishing to participate via phone you can call in at 425-436-6390 passcode 102319.
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East New York NeON
400 Liberty Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
510 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216