A week of joy

Thanks to your generosity, this past summer 94 middle school students from very low income households, including children living in homeless shelters, enjoyed six days that will last them a lifetime in the Pocono Mountains at Camp Zeke.

new experiences in a new environment

For virtually all of them, this was their only vacation away from concrete neighborhoods. These children enjoyed fun, fresh air, and friendship in a nurturing, caring, peaceful environment. The young people developed new dreams and the self-confidence to pursue them.

Columbia University partnership

Our ongoing collaboration with Columbia University Departments of Athletics and Science brings very special programs to our schools.

A gala to remember

The return of our Gala was a resounding success! With inspiring performances, excellent honoree speakers, and wonderful food from House of Joy, the event was a blast for everyone.

Success and Opportunity

Success and Opportunity

In fiscal 2022 SGHY expanded services by 150%, increasing the number of school partnerships from two to five as well as greatly expanding the curriculums we can offer.
Thanks to generous contributions from our individual, corporate, and union supporters we have, so far, been able to provide a wide variety of programs in 1,180 sessions in fiscal 2023 (Fall 2022); but there are 1,780 left to fund.
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Current programs

Current SGHY Program Options

Each year SGHY provides our schools with enrichment programs in sports, dance, hands-on science, outdoor nature, cultural exchange, music, and drama.
SGHY, follows a unique 5-pronged cost— and educationally—effective model, which we call the four fingers of the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth helping hand.
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Summer camp 2022

A Week of Adventure

What a Difference a Week Can Make! More than 100 under-served middle schoolers. One amazing six-day summer adventure. A lifetime of benefits.
Each summer, Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth (SGHY) partners with public schools in NYC to provide under-served middle school students with the opportunity to get away from the sweltering city.
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Sophie Gerson was dedicated to youth advocacy – making our world a better place for all, especially for young people.

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SGHY continues Sophie’s youth advocacy on a strictly non-partisan basis. This past year SGHY took on three important causes.
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As part of SGHY Summer Camp Scholarship Program, SGHY has designated four scholarships in the name of distinguished, accomplished individuals whose life, work or activities have epitomized the values and mission of SGHY.
By awarding the Sophie Gerson scholarships annually, SGHY recognizes and promotes the ideals advanced by the great individuals for whom our scholarships are named.
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Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth offers a variety of sponsorships that can satisfy your funding priorities in focus and investment.
Our sponsorships cover three categories: Program Sponsorships, School Sponsorships, General Sponsorships. Click below to learn more about the options we offer.
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