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Description: Helping at-risk urban youth develop skills, build character and find pathways to excellence. Tenacity, founded in 1999, is a Boston based foundation that combines tennis and fitness with literacy, tutoring and mentoring activities. Tenacity programs meet a critical need for safe, healthy, productive after-school, in-school and summer programs for urban youth. Tennis and fitness activities are the magnets drawing interest from kids who otherwise have few athletic outlets. These athletic activities are closely integrated with literacy programs to help build academic motivation and achievement.
Its Aim: The aim of Tenacity is to impart the skills and resilience under-served youth need to succeed in school and life.
Its Mission: To improve the scholastic, character and physical development of urban youth by combining tennis instruction and academic support with a focus on life skills.
Its success: Since founded in 1999, Tenacity has helped over 30,000 Boston kids in both after school and summer programs.
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If you are interested and want to know more, visit http://www.tenacity.org/