Program Snapshot

The Tenacity pathway does not end when students graduate from Ace Academy. All participants who complete Ace Academy are offered continued support and opportunities through the College & Career Prep program.

We strongly encourage Ace graduates to remain connected to Tenacity by providing them with personalized, one-on-one support – starting with the high school selection process and transition into the 9th grade – then continuing throughout high school and the preparatory steps for pursuing post-secondary opportunities.

Core Curriculum Areas

Tenacity Curriculum & Academic Support
  • Collaboration with high school faculty & administrators
  • School-Based Advocacy
  • Tutoring
  • Financial literacy workshops
Personal Support/Family Engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Problem-solving
  • Crisis management
  • Family meetings and support
Field Trips & Learning Experiences
  • Excursions throughout New England
  • Team building and leadership challenges
Scholarship Program
  • Every student can earn up to a $4,000 scholarship based on financial need and academic performance
Resources & Jobs
  • Connections to jobs & internships
  • Connections to external programs
  • Leadership & service opportunities
  • Summer planning
Fitness/Tennis
  • College Prep tennis clinic
  • High school tennis clubs
  • Tennis camp scholarships (NY, NH, VT, MA)
  • Summer job training/employment
Post-Secondary Planning
  • Personalized college & career advising
  • Financial aid assistance
  • College awareness and readiness
  • College visits throughout New England

The College & Career Prep and Post-Secondary Services Team

Kisandra Ayanbeku

Manager of Post-Secondary Services

Marquise Frasier

College & Career Prep Coordinator

CJ Hopper

College & Career Prep Coordinator