BYSI seeks to improve the quality of youth sports programs in three strategic areas by:
- developing standards to increase the quality of Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) programs
- supporting the development of innovative programmatic lines within SBYD organizations
- enhancing communication and knowledge sharing across the SBYD community.
In addition to improving accessibility to sports programs, BYSI has been working to build leadership across the youth sports network, increase learning opportunities for the network, and support the development of quality metrics and standards for increased uniformity and measurability throughout the youth sports learning system.
We have created an education pipeline in Boston, because we know that children need programs and support each day, from dawn to dusk, and at each stage of their education, from birth through college.
~Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino