The New York Yankees are committed to supporting community-based organizations that provide positive creative outlets for New York City youth.
For forty years the Bronx Dance Theatre (BDT) has been committed to exposing children to an array of performing arts programs that focus on building character. The dedicated Artistic and Administrative staff that derive from the BDT's apprentice program provide in excess of 1,600 local youth with the opportunity to participate in various arts/educational programs. The New York Yankees support the BDT's efforts to underwrite scholarships, arts/educational and apprentice programs, special workshops and performances.
The New York Yankees are committed to supporting Highbridge Voices efforts to insure excellence in the lives of children through their active participation in the performing arts. Highbridge Voices is an after-school music/academic program committed to inspiring excellence in the lives of 200 children, ages 9 to 17, from the Highbridge community in the Bronx. Through the study of music, students learn valuable life-lessons in character development, self-discipline and teamwork. The organization's motto, "Highbridge Voices Way", propels students to pursue a higher education and lifelong achievement. On Friday, May 13, Highbridge Voices Chamber Choir members performed the National Anthem on-field at Yankee Stadium.
The New York Yankees teamed up with Publicolor and All Hallows High School to transform the School's building with color. Publicolor engages disconnected youth in their education through a continuum of design-based programs and academic support.. The objective of this team project was to create a beautiful, warm, welcoming and student-centric environment. The Yankees employees volunteered their time to paint the facility alongside area youth.