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MLK Day 2023

By Amy Kuehn | January 16, 2023

MLK Day Statement from CEO Tony Sanneh We celebrate the life of a great man today, who taught us justice and peace.  Patience for change is not one of my strongest qualities.  I believe we all deserve better and we all need better. One of the quotes from Dr. King reminds me that time is not on our side, and what we have at stake will require hard work to move things forward. Thank you to an…

Team USA

By Amy Kuehn | December 1, 2022

A World Cup Message from 2002 to 2022 Thank you for making me proud to be an American and exemplifying the values that make this country great.   You are the youngest team in history, with an average age under 25 years of age.  You have navigated an unprecedented geo-political situation beyond your control. You play with class and style while bringing  us to the edge of our seats, not sitting back, not being afraid but…

Dems Stage Theatrical Comeback to Reclaim Title as Congressional Soccer Match Champions

By Amy Kuehn | May 3, 2022

Dems Stage Theatrical Comeback to Reclaim Title as Congressional Soccer Match Champions! WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Congressional Soccer Match – this year presented by the U.S. Soccer Federation – returned in all its excitement, convening embassy employees, Members of Congress, sports legends, Hill staffers, and soccer fans in support of the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s proven, life-changing programs for children in underserved communities. In their first meeting since…

Sanneh’s Very Own Eco Ambassadors!

By Selena Moua | October 21, 2021

Sanneh’s Very Own Eco Ambassadors! Our Sanneh youth learned about local and global waste reduction, and the importance of loving our planet! Eco Day at Conway Former MLB Mercenary Chris Dickerson at Conway. In acknowledgment of International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction last month, our local youth at Sanneh engaged in an environmental literacy workshop. The event highlighted the importance of food consumption, waste reduction and sorting through trash and recyclables.…

Summer Highlight: Jimmy Lee Soccer Camp’s Happy Camper, Asa!

By Selena Moua | October 12, 2021

Summer Highlight: Jimmy Lee Soccer Camp’s Happy Camper, Asa! Returning to more normal summer activities after more than a year of social isolation was not always easy. That is where having a staff of coaches trained in positive developmental relationships helped young people like Asa reengage in play and physical activity. It’s October as the leaves begin to fall. We’ve finally made it to the end of summer and that means that our summer camps…


By Amy Kuehn | June 20, 2021

FIRE TO PART OF THE BUILDING PUTS PARTNERSHIPS INTO ACTION IN SUPPORT OF EAST SIDE YOUTH AND FAMILIES St. Paul, MN. (June 20, 2021)  – In the very early morning of Sunday, June 20, 2021 the Conway Community Center on St. Paul’s East Side was the scene of a fire at the west entrance to the building. The building was empty when the fire occurred, and there were no physical injuries. The building’s entryway and…

Sanneh Launches TikTok Account to Reach out to Youth

By Agnes O | June 18, 2021

The Sanneh Foundation is now on TikTok! The Foundation launched our new social media account this Thursday. The account will highlight the day-to-day ongoing activities of Sanneh and our team, starting with summer soccer and basketball camps.  The new platform is a great space to interact with young people. The Sanneh Foundation has always centered our actions on youth participation and youth engagement; our youth workforce feeds families, mentors students, and teaches youth sports camps.…

Sanneh Spotlight: Shannon DeMuth

By Agnes O | May 7, 2021

Sanneh Spotlight: Shannon DeMuth Snapshot Shannon DeMuth is a Dreamline Coach at North High School. She enjoys being outside, traveling, hiking, spending time with her family and friends, and dining out for Italian food and tacos. She likes to listen to all kinds of music  (except heavy metal music). Her favorite artists are Khalid, Post Malone, and P!NK. Working with a Struggling Student:  We were allowed to bring in a small number of students into…

Welcoming Olivia Antilla

By Agnes O | April 22, 2021

Welcoming Olivia Antilla   Sanneh is welcoming Olivia Antilla who has accepted employment at the Foundation as the Conway Community Center Program Manager. As the Conway Community Center program manager Olivia will assist with the organization, marketing, setup, supervision, and coaching of Sanneh camps as well as other Sanneh programming at the Conway Community Center. Olivia graduated from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Agribusiness. While at Florida A&M, she played…

Tony Sanneh’s Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

By Agnes O | April 20, 2021

As a community-serving organization, and as a Black male CEO of a nonprofit focused on equitably serving youth and families from multiple racial and ethnic communities, I believe that no outcome in the trial of Derek Chauvin ends the systemic issues and racial inequity we face and experience daily as people of color.  While we at The Sanneh Foundation applaud that legal justice was done in the trial of Derek Chauvin, and rightfully expect justice…


Sanneh Heroes is a diverse group of young (or young at heart!) professionals who want to do good stuff in the community by committing their time + talent + treasure toward supporting The Sanneh Foundation's equity work throughout the Twin Cities.  Members will raise awareness for Sanneh initiatives, be heroes to the kids + families we serve through outreach, volunteerism, fundraising, and events.  The desire is for Sanneh Heroes to mobilize their networks and inspire their generation to take action on behalf of kids + families that fight daily for a level playing field.


Give monthly and join The Sanneh Foundation in our mission to Empower Kids + Improve Lives + Unite Communities.

Our mission is to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school programs, improve lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unite communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being.

Sanneh Heroes Membership Levels

HERO - A monthly donation of $10 - $49.99 adds you to our Hero program.  Just $25 per month can provide the opportunity for one deserving kid to attend Sanneh FREE Pro Camps all summer.

SUPERHERO - A monthly donation of $50 or more adds you to our Superhero program.  $50 can match students of color with a Sanneh Dreamline Coach for in-school and after-school mentoring.

ANNUAL DONATION - If you prefer, you can make a one-time donation of $500+ rather than a monthly donation to join Sanneh Heroes at the Superhero level.


Sanneh Heroes Benefits

HEROES - with a $10 - $49.99 Monthly Pledge:

  • Contribute to empowering kids + improving lives + uniting communities!
  • Receive invitations to Sanneh Signature events such as Gala4Goals, Golf4Goals and the Sanneh Heroes Luncheon; as well as other networking and social events
  • Every month, you will receive an email update from the Founder + CEO, Tony Sanneh
  • Personalized Holiday Card from a Sanneh Foundation participant
  • Receive a Sanneh Foundation t-shirt

SUPERHEROES - with a $50 or more Monthly Pledge:

  • Contribute to empowering kids + improving lives + uniting communities!
  • Receive invitations to Sanneh Signature events such as Gala4Goals, Golf4Goals and the Sanneh Heroes Luncheon; as well as other networking and social events
  • Special Sanneh Superheroes pricing at certain event and activities
  • Weekly email update from the Founder + CEO, Tony Sanneh
  • Quarterly personalized notes from Sanneh Foundation participants
  • Receive a Sanneh Foundation sweatshirt