South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) was founded in 1996 with the mission to create social change and opportunities for South Asian youth to realize their fullest potential. It is the only organization of its kind in New York City providing non-sectarian comprehensive youth development services to South Asian youth—one of the fastest growing minority groups in the city. For the past ten years, SAYA! has continued to provide young South Asians, ages 11 to 19, with culturally relevant academic support, leadership development opportunities, and counseling services that equip them for healthy and successful lives in the Unites States.