The Boston Scholar Athletes program (BSA) is a registered 501c(3) whose mission is to improve academic achievement through athletics in the Boston Public High Schools. This focus is based on the proven link between athletic participation and positive academic performance. On the field, we strive to improve the scholar-athlete experience through equipment and uniform upgrades, and skills training, and conditioning. We provide regular instruction to the coaching staff to ensure they are properly trained both in their sport and more importantly in the philosophy that a coach is a mentor. In the classroom, we strive to improve academic performance and personal growth through mentoring, tutoring, summer job placement assistance, and our College Readiness Initiative. These collaborative efforts build skills, confidence, shape character, and enhance opportunities for success.