Founded in 1999, Tenacity’s mission is to enable post-secondary success by improving the scholastic, character and physical development of less advantaged urban youth.
Through a combination of academic enrichment, mentoring, family engagement, and tennis/fitness coaching, Tenacity’s Pathway to Post-Secondary Success improves educational outcomes for students, increases graduation rates, and helps transform the lives of the youth we serve.
Tenacity’s Pathway programs enable young people to build self-confidence and explore success as students, mentors and leaders. We open educational and career pathways that offer countless opportunities for personal, civic and professional growth.
The outcomes are striking. Tenacity has maintained a 95% high school graduation rate among students who have completed our Middle School Academy, with 80% of these graduates going on to higher education. Currently, over 6,000 youth participate in Tenacity’s in-school, after school, and summer programs annually.
Funds raised through the B.A.A. Boston Marathon Official Charity Program directly support the free programs Tenacity, Inc. offers City of Boston youth.