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) is now accepting online applications for their Summer NeON Sports℠ Program. Grant applications for programs serving residents of Bedford Stuyvesant and Harlem up to $5,000 are due at midnight on Friday, April 12, 2019.
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.
An advisory panel of 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 application due date to pitch their program and ask questions to help shape their application:
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East New York NeON
400 Liberty Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
510 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216