Supporting Academic Achievement Through Athletics

Scholar Athletes partners with public high schools to help close the opportunity gap for thousands of students 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, our students 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 23 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 7, 2018

2018 Scholar Athletes Gala

The seventh annual Scholar Athletes Gala is right around the corner. This is a ticketed fundraising event. Event information can be found here or by reaching out to Alison Sherwood at 617-517-5313 or Read more...
June 20, 2018

2018 allSA Draft Night

Save the date - our largest recognition event of the year is coming up! Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our Zone members, including our 2018 scholarship recipients. The event is free of charge and all are invited. Please contact Shanna Scafuri at Read more...
June 21, 2018

Baseball & Softball All-Star Games

Join us on Thursday, June 21st for the 2018 Boston City League & Scholar Athletes Baseball & Softball All-Star Games. Both games are free and open to the public and will be hosted at TechBoston Academy. First pitch for the Baseball All-Star Game will be 4:30pm and the Softball All-Star Read more...
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