Tenacity provides a Pathway to Post Secondary Success for under-served urban youth. From ages six through college, our core offerings engage over 5,000 youth annually with a focused approach to making education relevant and graduation achievable.





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Tenacity serves over 5,000 Boston youth each summer in our Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) held at over 30 public parks across the city. This dynamic free program is offered on summer weekday mornings and afternoons for city youth ages 6 10 and 11 16. Each age group meets for a three-hour session where time is split between fitness and summer reading activities. In partnership with the city of Boston, Tenacity's STRP provides an enriching learning environment for Boston students, which keeps their minds and bodies active during the summer recess.


Click here to register.

Registration will remain open through the duration of the program.

If you would like to be put on the wait list for any of these sites, please email your name, your child's name, and the site and dates you would like to attend - you can send your email to Should there be any openings, we will contact you.

Note: if you have registered online before, and do not remember your password, you will need to remember your username exactly as you created it, and have access to the email address you provided when you first registered, in order for the password retrieval auto-generator to work. Due to the high volume of calls we receive, Tenacity staff will be unable to assist with password retrieval. If you are having any issues accessing your old account, it is strongly recommended that you simply create a new account..

Session Schedule & Dates

2014 dates - July 7th through August 15th

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages 6 - 10 - ONLY

Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ages 9 - 16 - ONLY


The Summer Tennis and Reading Program is FREE!

Summer Sites

NeighborhoodSite (Map)Times
AllstonRinger PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Boston - Downtown BostonBoston CommonMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Boston - Northeastern UniversityCarter PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Boston - North EndPrince Street ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
BrightonCassidy PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12
BrightonRogers ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
DorchesterDorchester ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
DorchesterHarbor PointMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
DorchesterRipley PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12
DorchesterSavin Hill Park Mon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
East Boston Constitution BeachMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
East BostonMemorial Park / Sartori StadiumMon - Fri 9-12
Hyde ParkGeorge Wright Golf CourseMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Hyde ParkMartini Shell / Moynihan PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Hyde Park - ReadvilleIacono PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
Jamaica PlainEnglish HighMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
MattapanHunt / Almont PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
MattapanRyan PlaygroundMon - Fri 9-12
RoxburyMalcolm X / Washington ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
RoxburyMadison Park
Mon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
South BostonMoakley / Columbus ParkMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
West RoxburyBillings FieldMon - Fri 9-12 or 1-4
West RoxburyRoxbury Latin SchoolMon - Fri
9-12 or 1-4