Sponsor A Child

Sponsor a Child for our Youth Encouragement Society (Y.E.S.)

Think back to when you were a kid. For some of us it could have been as little as 15 years ago, for some, quite a bit longer, but most of us had safe, happy, if not idyllic childhoods. Some of us went to music class after school, or gymnastics, or played on the basketball team. Some of us came home to Mom or Dad, a snack and help with homework.

Many children in the Bronx will NOT have these memories to look back on, unless you help. The University of the Streets is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing opportunities, guidance, direction and innovative programs and initiatives that nurture the talents of individuals and emerging artists to help them meet their educational, vocational, career and other personal goals and aspirations.

Located in the Bronx, at 2381 Belmont Avenue after 46 years on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, The University of the Streets (UOTS) was incorporated in 1969 as a non-profit educational organization, spearheaded by the late Muhammad Salahuddeen, and presently led by Executive Director Saadia Salahuddeen.

The program runs Mondays through Fridays from 3:30-6pm and Saturdays from Noon-2pm. You can sponsor a child for activities in a safe clubhouse-like atmosphere.

Participants come after school, grab a quick, nutritious snack, get a head start on their homework with one of our on-site tutors, relax, play video games, listen to music, or take part in one or more of our structured activities and classes daily.

For older kids (15-19), we offer a range of programs designed to encourage their interest in the arts and prepare them for the real world. Parents are encouraged to drop by and take a fitness class or utilize one of our services listed below:

  • Free Wi-Fi, copying and fax
  • Fabulous event space available to rent for rehearsals, parties, performances, and other special events
  • Family Movie Nights and MORE!

Your tax-deductible donation of $100 will sponsor one child for a 10 week session, sure to make a difference in their life; and will entitle you to all discounts associated with an annual Sponsor Membership status. Feel free to donate whatever you can afford; ALL donations are appreciated.

Click For Our Y.E.S. flyer

We look forward to serving our community!