Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education is a nationally acclaimed non-profit that uses the sport of hockey to educate and empower under-resourced youth of Philadelphia to prosper in the game of life. Evidence-based outcomes are young citizens who:
- Achieve academic success as they matriculate from Crayons through College;
- Consistently make healthy and thoughtful life choices;
- Serve as positive role models to the next generation of Snider Hockey student-athletes;
- Realize gainful and rewarding employment; and
- Give back to their community.
The program is provided to youth who reside in neighborhoods within the Cities of Philadelphia, PA and nearby, Camden, NJ. The Foundation provides full equipment, ice time and experienced coaching at no cost to the youth and their family. In addition to teaching children how to play hockey, Snider Hockey seeks to instill in our participants life-enhancing values such as teamwork, positive self-esteem, the importance of hard work, and respect for themselves and their teammates.