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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.


The Desi Young Women’s Leadership Conference Made a Mark!
Blog | May 29, 2015
    "Uncommon Paths, Extraordinary Lives” was the theme of SAYA!’s second annual Desi Young Women’s Leadership Conference, which took place on April 25, 2015 at The New School in Manhattan. This exciting event brought 85 high school...Read more.
Building our Skills with SAYA!
Blog | May 26, 2015
SAYA! Desi Men's Society trains us to tackle social and financial issues and, in general, to engage with the thoughtful aspect of life. Never have I imagined that it would also take me to new heights physically, exemplified during our Skill Building...Read more.
SAYA! Youth at P.S. 230 Take On Bullying
Blog | May 05, 2015
              On Thursday April 23, 2015 our youth at P.S 230 put on a mini play about bullying. The youth believed bullying was a huge issue in the school and wanted to take a stand against it. The play...Read more.


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