"If you give Tenacity 100%, they give you back 110%."
– Richard Wilson, Middle School Academy, Class of 2002
The Tenacity experience does not end with MSA graduation.
All participants who complete MSA are offered continued support and opportunities through the College Prep and Alumni Services programs.
We strongly encourage graduates to remain connected to Tenacity by supporting them in a variety of ways throughout the transition into the 9th grade, high school, college, and beyond.
Students are first introduced to College Prep as part of their 8th grade year in MSA, when College Prep program staff provide individualized assistance with the high school selection and transition processes.
When they graduate from MSA and move into our College Prep program, students have access to:
¨Ongoing academic support and educational enrichment resources including tutoring, homework help, study skills workshops, and writing assistance
¨Opportunities to earn college scholarship money
¨Assistance with the college process including the application, selection and financial aid processes
¨Job, internship, volunteer and leadership opportunities
¨Ongoing tennis opportunities
¨Opportunities to serve as leaders and mentors for current MSA students and in their communities
¨Exposure to a new social and cultural experiences
¨Fun, social and recreational alumni events & a positive peer network
As Tenacity continues its journey and expands to serve more Boston youth each year, it is clear that all of Tenacity's programs are making a difference in the lives of thousands of Boston youth, their families, and the communities in which they live. Over 95% of students who have completed our MSA program have defied the odds represented by Boston's high school dropout rate and have stayed in school and graduated. More than 80% have moved on to college.
With the help of our College Prep and Alumni Services programs and the continuing support it offers to graduates of our Middle School Academy, we are confident that our students will continue along their journey to success, and that our extended Tenacity family will continue to grow and gain strength for many years to come.