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Saturday Night Lights

Saturday Night Lights (SNL)

The Saturday Night Lights Initiative, funded by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, seeks to reduce youth violence and increase successful completion of middle and high school by kids who live or go to school in Manhattan. On weekend nights, when the risks for juvenile crime and juvenile crime victimization are at their highest, the Saturday Night Lights program sites open their doors to kids, ages 11-18, in need of a safe, supervised, and healthy outlet. Using forfeiture money seized through drug cases, the program funds high-quality fitness training and academic support. A true collaboration among law enforcement, social service agencies, and sports trainers, the program also promotes positive interactions with members of the NYPD, DEA, and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Trainers, officers, prosecutors and support staff interact with the kids in a fun atmosphere and also are able to speak with them about the dangers of drugs, gangs and carrying weapons. To date we have served over 4,700 kids.

For more information please call the Community Partnerships Unit at (212) 335-9082 or email

View our schedule here.








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