mission & vision

To provide resources for at-risk youth to help them succeed in both sports and life.

7 on 7 Youth Football Team - Every Spring DYSA sponsors a 7 on 7 youth football team ages 11-14.​  LEARN MORE >



More than 7,500 people have volunteered for us over the years. Find out how to become our partner.

College Readiness Program -In the summer of 2016 DYSA sponsored JJ Russell a 3 star recruit from Mississippi and Kyron Whaley a 3 star recruit from Arkansas to the Rich Rodriguez camp at the University of Arizona. The students had a wonderful experience touring the campus, speaking to academic advisors, and of course developing their skills with the Arizona coaching staff. We are happy to announce that JJ Russell signed with the University of Memphis and Kyron Whaley signed with Arkansas Tech.

recent programs

Our college readiness program gives student athletes a chance to visit some of the largest universities in the country.

Since 2004 DYSA has partnered with local community organizations to provide services for at risk youth. DYSA has partnered with some of the largest organizations and school districts in Texas including The Salvation Army, YMCA, Dallas Independant School District, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and USA Football.

From 2010-2013 DYSA participated in the USDA Summer Food Program. With the assistance of many volunteers DYSA was able to provide more than 270,000 meals to economically disadvantaged children in Arizona. In the summer of 2011 DYSA managed a total of 19 serving sites in the phoenix area. Realizing there was a greater need for the program DYSA reached out to community leaders for support, and in the summer of 2012 DYSA grew to a total of 35 sites serving 5,000 meals per day.



SAT/ACT Prep -​ College admission is one of the most significant milestones in a student's life. Excellent preparation and informed support can make the greatest difference in realizing a student's future aspirations. DYSA works closely with parents, coaches, and athletes to make sure tutoring is available and convenient for their busy schedules.