What We Do


Our Impact 


of high school seniors graduate and matriculate into college; 100 % of students advance to next grade level;


100% of FSH Seniors were accepted into 20+ colleges and universities and were offered $200,000 in scholarships 


of students maintained a "B" GPA or higher


Students below a "B" average are mandated for tutoring. Our programming provides FREE tutoring and homework help


of students felt FSH staff challenged and stretched them to reach their goals, allowing them to perform BEYOND their OWN expectations


All of our students and parents report increased confidence & leadership skills

The Need

Empowerment Through Holistic Youth Development

Research indicates that early adolescence is a critical phase in a girl's life, where many face challenges such as declining academic performance, limited access to positive educational experiences, and health risks stemming from inadequate nutrition and physical activity.

At Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH), we recognize the significance of this stage in youth development, especially for girls growing up in communities affected by generational poverty. Our response is rooted in a holistic approach that combines education, ice skating, and leadership development to address systemic challenges.

Our Response

Decades of Impact

For nearly three decades, Figure Skating in Harlem has remained a unique and unparalleled program, offering a comprehensive blend of education, ice skating, and leadership development. We are fortunate to enjoy unwavering support from our community, US Figure Skating, business leaders, and numerous Olympians, all of whom recognize the effectiveness and measurable results of our model.

The benefits for our girls are multifaceted; they acquire skills that demand hard work, physical coordination, mental focus, concentration, and creativity. Through participation on and off the ice, girls develop fundamental competencies that will serve them throughout their lives.

The evidence shows that our students achieve higher school grades, develop healthier bodies, and most importantly, report increased feelings of personal accomplishment and self-worth. This is why the majority of our students return year after year, and why 100% of our graduating seniors pursue higher education, attending esteemed institutions like Brown, Northwestern, Spelman, Howard, Georgetown, Boston College, and many more.

Figure Skating in Harlem has been recognized with the prestigious Women in Sport Award from the International Olympic Committee for our contributions to advancing gender equity and inclusion through sport. Previous accolades include the Sport for Education Award from Beyond Sport, Community Leadership Award from President Obama's Council on Health and Fitness, and more.


Annual Reports

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report