About us

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.

I come to SAYA! for community. In high school, everyone is mean.  They gossip, they turn their backs on you.  At SAYA! I see people who look like me, dress like me, know about what I eat and the holidays I celebrate. I feel safe.
— Anonymous Youth, SAYA!
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