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Tenacity is selected by the B.A.A. as an official charity for the 2016 Boston Marathon



Tenacity is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to be part of the official 2016 Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) Boston Marathon Charity Program for a fourth year.


Interested in applying to run on the Tenacity Marathon Team? Details and an application can be found on the Marathon Team page.




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Tenacity Earns Charity Navigator's Highest Rating!


Tenacity Earns Highest Charity Navigator Rating


Tenacity’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.




Tenacity Alumnus featured in Harvard Gazette


Tenacity Alumnus Aldel Brown Featured in Harvard Gazette
photo courtesy of Harvard Gazette and Mike@bridgestreetproductions.com




Latest Newsletter


Spring 2015 Newsletter













Founded in 1999, Tenacity has served over 30,000 Boston students with our high quality school-year and summer programs. Our aim is to impart the skills and resilience needed for under-served youth to succeed in school and life.

School-year pathway programs

Elementary Program introduces young students to the game of tennis and to the Tenacity Pathway.

Middle School Academy
for 6th - 8th graders
is our core school-year program, combining academic enrichment with tennis instruction, competition and life skills.

College Prep for Middle School Academy graduates provides
academic support services emphasizing education, graduation, and post-secondary endeavors for high school students.

Alumni Services promote the continued success of our post-secondary students as they face the challenge of college or other pursuits leading to productive and rewarding lives.


Tenacity serves over 5,000 Boston and Worcester youth at neighborhood sites each summer, providing tennis and structured reading sessions designed to keep children’s minds and bodies active while preparing them for school in the fall.


Tenacity Partners