Your gift to NYJTL gives young New Yorkers a chance to excel, on and off the court.

Lonnie McKinstry

“What I like most about tennis is that I get to be active and learn good sportsmanship. When I graduate, I’m going to Stanford or Columbia to study engineering.  I want to play tennis, and I plan to be valedictorian of my class. I couldn’t do it without NYJTL.”

Lonnie is 12. He’s been with NYJTL since 2nd grade. The life lessons Lonnie has learned in NYJTL, both on and off the tennis court, have helped him succeed in school and taught him to dream big. Lonnie has a chance to fulfill his dreams, thanks to the support of donors like you.


Yadira Ramos Herbert

“I was fortunate enough to have coaches who saw potential in me, and aided me when I was applying for college, even helping me work on my very first resume and writing letters of recommendation”

After years in NYJTL programs—supported by generous donors like you—Yadira graduated cum laude from St. Francis College, obtained her J.D. from the State University of Buffalo Law School, and recently obtained a master’s degree in education from Northeastern University.