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Saturday Night Lights

Saturday Night Lights (SNL)

The Saturday Night Lights Initiative, spearheaded 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 twelve 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 has hired professional sports trainers from Pro Hoops Inc., AllStarr Volleyball, City Soccer and Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership to provide high-quality sports training. 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 4,500 kids. Professional training is currently provided for four sports.

Information on our SNL programs:

Drill & Play (Basketball)

West Harlem: PAL Harlem Center (441 Manhattan Avenue)

Lower East Side: Boys and Girls Republic (888 East 6th Street)

East Harlem: Johnson Houses Community Center (1829-1839 Lexington Avenue)

North Harlem: Polo Grounds Community Center (3005 8th Avenue)

Washington Heights: George Washington High School (549 Audubon Avenue)

Central Manhattan: Fred Samuel Community Center (669 Malcolm X Boulevard)

West Harlem: Manhattanville Community Center (530 West 133rd Street)

Brooklyn: Miccio Community Center (110 West 9th Street)

AllStarr Volleyball (Volleyball)

Washington Heights: Armory PAL/P.S. 128 (560 West 169th Street)

Soccer Training

East Harlem: Corsi Community Center (307 E. 116th St. at 2nd Ave.)

Lacrosse Training

Central Harlem: Harlem Children's Zone Armory (40 W 143rd Street, btwn 5th and Malcolm X Blvd)

Tennis Training

East Harlem: Randall's Island (Pick-up at Union Settlement - 237 East 104th Street)





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