It is a tremendous privilege for me to finally be running the Boston marathon (fulfilling my goal of running Boston before completing grad school) on behalf of an organization that I am extremely passionate about and that I initially became involved with as an undergrad, Tenacity.
Through tennis and academic enrichment + counseling, Tenacity enables post-secondary success by improving the scholastic, character, and physical development of less advantaged urban youth in Boston. And the organization has the results to prove its effectiveness—Tenacity has maintained a 95% high school graduation rate among students who have completed their Middle School Academy, with 80% of those graduates going on to higher education. Each year, over 6,000 youth participate in Tenacity’s in-school, after school, and summer programs.
As a lifelong tennis player and academic advisor for undergrads, I am a firm believer in Tenacity's mission. Tennis played an incredibly important role in my own development and continues to play a central role in my life, and, through Tenacity, we have the opportunity to help underprivileged youth by sharing the benefits of sports and advising. Your donation will go a long way and is extremely appreciated!