Mission: 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.
Target demographics: Close the opportunity and achievement gaps for less advantaged youth
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 6,000 students from elementary school through college
Geographic areas served: Boston, MA; Worcester, MA
Programs: 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.
I have worked with Tenacity for the past two months and it has been a great experience for me. I kids are wonderful...they love the competition. Perhaps more importantly, they greatly appreciate the tutoring -- any time I help it's always met with "please" and "thank you." I have sincerely enjoyed my experience thus far and look forward to going back for the rest of the semester. Hands down, a great place to volunteer.
I have worked with Tenacity for 4 years tutoring and mentoring children during the school-year program. I have also attended and worked at several fund-raising events Tenacity has hosted.
My experience has been fantastic. Tenacity has allowed me to directly connect with students and their families. The organization has well-trained staff who are competent and responsive as well as supportive. Their training has provided me with excellent tools.
I would recommend anyone who is interested in youth education to volunteer with Tenacity.