Inspired By Excellence & Innovation

Empowering children through various sports and lifestyle initiatives.

Our Mission

The Darby Foundation’s mission is to inspire young people, ages 7-18, from under-served communities to DREAM Big. The Foundation focuses on youth development and leadership training; by creating and supporting academic, vocational, social and recreational programs, which provide positive pathways to channel energy and gain life skills.

The Foundation

The Darby Foundation, established in 2010, has created and supported programs from career days, golf camps, mentorships, internships and activities that motivate young people to DREAM BIG to reach their full potential in life by giving them a way to channel their energies into sports and a healthy lifestyle.

STEAMS Afterschool Academy

STEAMS Afterschool Computer Academy will serve elementary/middle school and high school students recruited from Freeport NY and its surrounding communities. Students enrolled in the academy, in addition to receiving assistance with regular homework assignments, will strengthen already existing math and science skills by using computer programs and websites.

The decision to create a STEAMS Afterschool Computer Academy is based on the documented importance of science, technology, engineering and math as well as the benefit of providing a project-based, contextualized model that fosters critical thinking, problem solving and hands-on learning.  The natural/physical sciences, computer and digital technology, engineering concepts and math are all ways in which we solve problems in real time and are not simply ‘abstract’ subjects.  Community support and sponsorship of an Afterschool Computer Academy solidified the decision to establish this opportunity for youngsters in the Freeport community.

Our Values

Provide youth with an opportunity to grow academically and develop skills and confidences for success regardless of their socioeconomic status. We have opportunity to further develop and grow the mission of the foundation with the establishment of STEAMS Computer Academy.

The STEAMS curriculum is designed to explore varied contextualized learning opportunities in computer coding, robotics, game design, cyber security, and digital media. In addition, the participants will receive daily assistance with homework in core academic subject areas as well as have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities that complement their regular academic programs.

The foundation’s goal is to empower children through its various initiatives and to inspire the next generation of leaders.

You can help the Darby Foundation raise $250,000 annually

Your support is key to bringing this program to our community. While there are many programs that are created and designed to introduce youth to technology, they don’t always reach our smaller communities. We need your help to bring this program to our community and support its growth into a life mentoring program. Would you consider donating to help us achieve our mission?

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Contact Info

Darby Foundation
PO Box 7545
Freeport, NY 11520
Phone: (516) 880-2196