Recipients of Charles Hayden Foundation Grants
65 Allerton Street
Boston, MA 02119
The mission of Scholar Athletes, operating in Boston as Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) and in Springfield, MA as Springfield Scholar Athletes (SSA), is to reduce the opportunity gap for public high school students by supporting academic achievement through athletics. This focus is based on the proven link between athletic participation and positive academic performance. We offer students safe, dedicated learning centers called Zones, complete with laptops and internet access, where they can study and finish their homework during the school day and after school. We provide tutors from local colleges and full-time, fully-trained Zone Facilitators to provide academic coaching and mentoring. We offer students college guidance and SAT prep classes, opportunities to improve their health and wellness by participating in intramural sports, and scholarships that help students attend college. These collaborative efforts build skills and confidence, shape character, and enhance opportunities for success.