The Brooklyn Chiefs Youth Organization (BCYO) is a growing community based organization whose mission is to enrich the educational, social skills and physical health of our community youth between the ages of five to fourteen through competitive team sports and activities. The vision of the Brooklyn Chiefs Organization is to use the dynamics and appeal that sport programs offer to positively affect social change and promote sportmanship to underprivileged kids.
The Brooklyn Chiefs Football Program has been in existence since 2003. Presently they serve well over 200 young boys and girls between the ages of five to fourteen. Recently they have added a cheerleading team for the girls from ages five to fifthteen. Another amazing component of the program is the addition of this organizations Literacy Program. All participants (players and cheerleaders) must participate and complete the programs. Lack of participation in the reading program means lack of participation on the playing field. What is different about this program is that it is a self regulated program (with supervision) in which students choose the subject matter from a collection of culturally and age appropriate literature derived from the African Heroes collection of illustrated books. Research suggests that students are encouraged to improve comprehension when reading subject matter of their own choice.
American Youth Football, Inc., established in 1996, is an international youth football organization established to promote the wholesome development of youth through their association with adult leaders in the sport of American football. Rules and regulations are established to ensure that players play in an atmosphere of safety with a competitive balance between teams. American Youth Football is on a mission to give back to the community.