The H.O.Y.A.S. Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2009. Recognizing the obstacles facing at risk-youth to rise above the risk factors associated with their. environments, the H.O.Y.A.S. Foundation created after school and summer programs that are structured and supportive for youth in grades K-12. Each component is designed to shape and influence the character of its participants, promote education, improve health and increase life skills, which are qualities that will be necessary tools for success in school, college and living a productive life.