A National Association for Sports Based Youth Development Organizations 

A Resource Helping Nonprofits' Increase Capacity to Help Children in Underserved Communities 

NEWS FLASH: New York State became the first state in the U.S. to allocate tax revenue from sports betting to provide grants to nonprofit programs delivering sports to underserved youth. Read the details of this ground breaking policy. Also learn about the social benefit such state grant programs can provide.

YSCN’s 2020 Fall national survey of 82 leading sports-based youth development (SBYD) nonprofits from 32 cities revealed the devastating impact the pandemic had on their programs. As of March 1, these nonprofits had 146,000 registered youth. By June only 16% of these youth were regularly participating in their nonprofit programs even though 71% of these nonprofits offered virtual programming.

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YSCN is a national member association for SBYD nonprofits that programs, usually after school, that use a particular sport or fitness activity to facilitate positive learning and life skill development in youth.

Exclusive member benefits include:

Connecting With & Learning About other SBYD organizations via Personal Introductions, Member News in YSCN’s free SBYD NewsBrief e-newsletter, and Local In-person and Online Meetings,

Receiving Member Only Cost-Saving Services, Alerts on Grant Opportunities, and YSCN conducted Research, and

Advocating Collectively the Benefits of SBYD Programs to Increase Resources and Funding from Foundations, Government, Businesses, and the Public.

Why Join?

The Youth Sports Collaborative is the only national youth sports association that exclusively advocates for the needs and interests of organizations that provide or support sports-based youth development.

The annual fee tojoin supports the entire member organization – executive director/CEO, program and operational staff, coaches, and board members.

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Membership Info

Who Should Join YSCN?

Any nonprofit or for-profit organization providing or supporting SBYD programs must join as a voting member. NOTE: Nonprofit voting members that also have their own members or affiliates receive the additional benefit that their members/affiliates may join YSCN as a nonvoting member for a 25% annual dues reduction while receiving full benefits except voting.

Membership Dues are based on annual revenue for the most recent fiscal year of the joining member. Determine your Membership Dues Here or click below

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