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 literacy, life skills development, family engagement, and fitness/tennis.
Offered in partnership with Boston Public Schools, Tenacity’s programs provide a Pathway to Post-Secondary Success through a combination of academic enrichment, mentoring, family engagement, and tennis/fitness coaching which together improve educational outcomes for students, increase graduation rates, and help transform the lives of the youth we serve.
Tenacity's school-year programs serve less-advantaged students in Boston with our:
Elementary Program - teaching tennis to 4th and 5th graders.
Middle School Academy - is an intensive, three-year program that focuses on improving students’ academic, tennis, and fitness skills, while simultaneously nurturing social/emotional development and engaging families.
College Prep - providing students with personalized, one-on-one support – starting with the high school selection process and transition into the 9th grade – then continuing throughout high school and the preparatory steps for pursuing college or other approved post-secondary opportunities.
Post-Secondary Services - promotes the continued success of our post-secondary students as they face the challenge of college or other pursuits leading to productive and rewarding lives. Whether heading to a four-year college, pursuing vocational education, or enrolling in a gap year program, Tenacity remains actively engaged by supporting access, persistence, and completion.
Tenacity's summer programs serve youth in Boston and Worcester:
The Summer Tennis & Reading Programs in Boston and Worcester serve over 5,500 youth with a free, six-week fitness and literacy program that keeps kids active and occupied during summer recess.