Category: Blog

Meet a Boston International Newcomers Academy Star: Jeff

This Giving Tuesday, we’re celebrating our successes in order to inspire more The Boston International Newcomers Academy is home to a special Scholar Athletes Zone. Along with dedication and an eagerness for learning, 100% of BINcA Zone Members start out with a first language other than English. The Zone is where young people learn healthy… Read more »

Boston Marathon tips from Team Scholar Athletes: Runner Interview

Cool weather is the perfect time to start thinking about your Boston Marathon training. We sat down with Manny, who ran with our 2019 team, to get the scoop on how to raise money while mastering training. What inspired you to run the Boston Marathon with Team Scholar Athletes? I began volunteering with Scholar Athletes… Read more »

Why you should run this fun Boston 5k

Looking for a fun Boston 5k to kick off your summer? Scholar Athletes is building our team for the McCourt Foundation Boston Waterfront 5k Fitness & Wellness Festival, and now is your chance to sign up! You probably already know the amazing health benefits of this kind of race. At Scholar Athletes, our Zone Members… Read more »

Boston Marathon: Team SA 2019

Meet Team SA! These 15 amazing runners will represent Scholar Athletes along the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square.       Geoffrey is from Ferndale, MI. He is an experienced marathon runner and has completed over 20 marathons in his life. He wanted to join Team SA because he benefited as a child… Read more »

Team SA trains for the Boston Marathon

Scholar Athletes is pleased to announce the members of our 2019 Boston Marathon team! On Patriot’s Day, April 15, 2019, 15 amazing runners will represent SA along the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square. The SA team includes: Geoffrey Woodman (Ferndale, MI), Sarah Lipworth (Cambridge, MA), Manon Palandjian (Boston, MA), Tom Donovan (Boston, MA), Ahmed… Read more »

Serving female Zone members through We Are Fit

What is We Are Fit? A safe space for girls to build community, develop skills, and dedicate themselves to learning about health and wellness. Female Zone members build athletic skills while also mastering goal-setting, teamwork, leadership, and much more. Program staff work with female Zone members to select and prepare fitness sessions that help young… Read more »

Zone Member Spotlight: Levar Goes D-1

Future college basketball star Levar takes a shot

It has been more than 10 years since a male athlete went directly from a Boston Public School to a Division 1 college basketball program on scholarship. This coming fall, Levar Williams is going to change that. This past November, Levar signed an offer to play college basketball at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in… Read more »

Back to school: it’s go time.

A high school student reacts with joy to the news she has received a scholarship.

Yesica could have been doing anything else that high school students with big dreams like to do with their time. But over the past few years, she spent more than 330 hours in the Zone, our in-school sanctuary for intensive tutoring, mentoring, wellness and college prep. That’s because she knew that college was the key… Read more »

Staff Member of the Month: Daniel Rivera

Each month Scholar Athletes highlights a deserving employee with the Staff Member of the Month award which is nominated and selected among SA staff. In October, we recognized Daniel Rivera, now in his second year as the Program Assistant at Boston Green Academy (BGA). Daniel never responds with “no” when asked to help. He rallies… Read more »

Scholar Athletes Expands

Help us welcome our 24th Zone! On Monday, October 22nd, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and our Executive Director Daphne Griffin were joined by Springfield Superintendent Daniel Warwick, Assistant Superintendent Lydia Martinez, SA Board Vice Chair Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, American International College President Vince Maniaci, and Principal Thaddeus Tokarz to open the newest Scholar Athletes… Read more »