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Saturday Night Lights




Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

Saturday Night Lights


Saturday Night Lights (SNL) is a youth-development and violence prevention program, founded in 2011 by the New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) to provide young people (ages 11-18) in underserved Manhattan neighborhoods a safe, fun, and productive space during traditionally high-crime times on Saturday nights. SNL started as a high-quality basketball program in West Harlem. Due to its success, the program expanded to over a dozen sites, adding high quality training in soccer and volleyball, as well as an academic program during the week. Now in its sixth year of operation, SNL’s funding will integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a proven violence reduction strategy, into the sports and fitness-based program model, thus creating a nuanced and positive development program to service the multifaceted needs of Manhattan-based youth and their families.

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

View our flyer here.









SNL 2017-18 All-Sites Flyer (PDF) Updated.pdf768.67 KB