Tenacity provides safe, healthy, productive after-school, in-school and summer programs for urban youth. Please help support this mission!
I have been a runner my whole life and the opportunity to combine my passion with this important cause is a dream come true. Our Tenacity marathon team has pledged to raise $100,000 in support of Tenacity's programs. Help me and my team reach our goal as we prepare for the Boston Marathon 2013!
What is TENACITY?
Tenacity provides a pathway to excellence with our literacy, life-skills & fitness/tennis instruction that enables under-served urban youth to engage in safe, healthy and challenging programs that teach and breed success.
Tenacity’s Pathway to Post Secondary Success begins in our Elementary School Program where we teach tennis at four Boston Public Schools (BPS) to 4th and 5th graders as part of their school-day physical education. From there students are recruited into Middle School Academy (MSA), the core of our programs, where we deliver a supplemental English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and combine it with tennis/fitness, team tennis and life skills. MSA graduates are automatically enrolled in College Prep where dedicated Tenacity staff focus on their needs in achieving high school success - diplomas, scholarships, college acceptances or other approved post secondary pursuits. Our post secondary students, many of whom are first generation high school graduates and college students, benefit from Alumni Services where we offer continued leadership, mentoring and group activities. Most of our 1,000 Pathway students enjoy our Summer Tennis & Reading Program as participants, volunteers or employees. The summer program serves 5,000 Boston kids every July and August.
For more information about Tenacity please visit: http://www.tenacity.org