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South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) is the nation’s only secular youth development organization dedicated to South Asian youth.  Our mission is to create opportunities for South Asian youth to realize their fullest potential.  Since inception in 1996, SAYA! has brought comprehensive youth development and after-school programs to nearly 9,500 youth across New York City.


SAYA! Celebrates Bangladesh Independence Day at City Hall
Blog | March 31, 2015
On March 16, 2015, five of our PS 230 youth participants performed a fusion dance piece at City Hall during a Bangladesh Independence Day celebration organized by several New York City Council Members, including SAYA!’s longtime supporters, Council...Read more.
Zoomdojo brings its Expertise to SAYA!
Blog | March 20, 2015
Founded by Ritu Banga and Carol Rattray, Zoomdojo is a company that offers online resources for students and young professionals that facilitates their career search. Some of its unique features include a proprietary database of companies around the...Read more.
Celebrated Filmmaker at Newcomers High School
Blog | March 16, 2015
 On Monday, March 9, Mohammad Naqvi talked to SAYA! youth at Newcomers High Schoolabout his path to becoming a critically acclaimed filmmaker. Naqvi’s documentary credits include Pakistan’s Hidden Shame (Channel 4 UK, 2014) and he recently...Read more.


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