The Stamford Youth Foundation (SYF ) creates and operates
quality programs accessible to all of our City's children through its unique
ability to link resources, while seeking to inspire attributes that develop
sound character, build a connected community and motivate our youth to achieve
their personal best.
SYF was founded in May 2001 by Marc Lyons,
Greg Dempsey and a team of dedicated Stamford residents to develop new middle
school football and cheerleading programs.
Some SYF programs are school based. They have been developed
with strong cooperation and support of Stamford’s Board of Education,
Superintendent of Schools, Mayor, Youth Services Bureau, Police Department and
middle & elementary school administrations.
SYF programs are a response and solution to budget
constraints faced by the Stamford Board of Edu...