Mission: The Sports Museum is a non-profit educational institution that has served Boston and New England for the past 40 years. Housed at the TD Garden, The Sports Museum features a half-mile of exhibits celebrating the history and character of Boston sports. Through its educational programs Boston vs. Bullies (www.bostonvsbullies.org) and Stand Strong, The Sports Museum leads the way in using the power of sports to help kids build character and prevent and stop bullying. All told, more than 25,000 upper elementary and middle school students each year experience a character building Sports Museum educational program.
Target demographics: At-risk youth
Geographic areas served: New England
Programs: Maintenance of facility for sports memorabilia (the museum) in the Boston and New England area. Provide the public with the opportunity to enjoy and view the memorabilia. Stand Strong revolves around five elements of character -determination, courage, teamwork, fairness, and responsibility. The program works with at-risk youth through involvement with museum activities, school sessions, field trips, community service projects and presentations from Boston athletes to give them the tools to make the right choices in the face of drugs, violence, and other dangers. Boston vs. Bullies is our innovative anti-bullying educational program that features current athletes from Boston's professional sports teams and leverages the powerful platform of Boston sports in order to stop bullying in our schools and in our community.