Supporting Academic Achievement Through Athletics

Scholar Athletes partners with public high schools to help close the opportunity gap for thousands of young people in grades 9-12 across the Commonwealth.  Scholar Athletes’ programs leverage the power of athletics and wellness to cultivate the discipline, confidence and social-emotional skills needed to support success in school, as well as success in life.

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About Us

Scholar Athletes’ mission is to support academic achievement through athletics.  Our program is unique in that we have dedicated space – called Zones – in each of our partner schools.  When not in class or playing their sport of choice, participants are in the Zones studying, working on homework, writing college essays, learning more about scholarship options for college and creating a roadmap for life after high school – all guided by Scholar Athletes staff and volunteers.

Our Impact

Zone members served in Boston, Springfield and Everett
of Zone members surveyed have a strong connection to a coach or mentor
of all Zone Members graduated high school with a plan for their future
of Zone Members who applied to a 2 or 4-year college/institution were accepted
in college financial assistance leveraged to college bound Zone members

Featured Stories


Scholar Athletes Alum, Yusuf Liban recently gave a tour of the J.D. O’Bryant Zone. Yusuf is currently a junior at Wentworth Institute of Technology where he is studying Engineering. Yusuf stays connected to the Zone by volunteering as an SA tutor and keeping in touch with Ms. Saltzberg, the Program Coordinator at J.D. O’Bryant. As a 2015 allSA Scholarship recipient, he represents the very best of Scholar Athletes.

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Find a Zone

Scholar Athletes is now in 24 Zones in three school districts across the Commonwealth. Please click below for a full listing of all of our Zone locations.

How Can I Help?

Interested in getting involved with Scholar Athletes? We have a range of opportunities and would love to help you find a way to get involved that is right for you.

Upcoming Events

June 16, 2019

Boston Waterfront 5K Fitness & Wellness Festival

Join the Scholar Athletes team at this year's Boston Waterfront 5K Fitness & Wellness Festival. There are still spots open to run with the Scholar Athletes Team and raise funds for SA programming. The McCourt Foundation, a long-time supporter of Scholar Athletes, is an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives Read more...
March 23, 2019

Dr. Joseph D. Warren Memorial All-Star Basketball Game

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd for the 2019 Dr. Joseph D. Warren Memorial All-Star Basketball Games featuring the Boston City League All-Stars. The game is free and open to the public and will be hosted at the Northeastern Cabot Center (400 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115). The Girls All-Star Read more...
March 16, 2019

Spin for Scholar Athletes @ Turnstyle

Are you a spin enthusiast? Looking to try spin as a new workout? Missed our first SA charity spin class in January? On Saturday, March 16th @2:30pm, you can join a charity spin class to support Scholar Athletes at Turnstyle's popular South End Ink Block location. Registration is $25 and Read more...
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