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Home Fitness Tips from Team SA with Shanna

By guest staff contributor: Shanna Scafuri  With everything going on in our world today, it has been a necessity for me to maintain some type of home fitness in my daily routine. I’m the type of person that thrives on structure, so each night before I head to bed, I roll up my rug in… Read more »

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Safety & Updates

We’ll post our latest COVID-19 updates here. Monday, May 4 — As a result of public school closings in Boston, Springfield and Everett to contain the spread of COVID-19, Scholar Athletes (SA) programming operating out of our school-based Zones has been suspended. Despite these developments, we remain committed to our mission to support academic achievement through… Read more »

Thriving together using these COVID-19 resources

This is probably not what you expected to train for when you headed into the Zone. Yet everything we talk about in the Zone is exactly what we all need to get through times like these: discipline, patience, and strength. Working on our personal wellness is one way to help one another — for example,… Read more »

After the Final Whistle: Skills for the Sports Industry

SA contributing writer: Kris Magargal, Program Coordinator Like many of you, I grew up with sports in my life. In fact, they were practically the background of my entire life. From an early age, I fell in love with competitive atmospheres and camaraderie; learning how to transfer aggression positively might have been my saving grace…. Read more »

Staying Healthy While Staying In for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic that affects us all is a first for everyone, and while we’re following advice to stay inside to help “flatten the curve,” we’re thinking about how to stay healthy. Here’s a game plan for how to keep yourself in good shape for when it’s time to get back to our everyday routines…. Read more »

Stay in shape with these home exercise moves

We can’t wait to get back into the Zone with you as soon as it’s safe to get together. Our teams in the Zone know all about dedication, perseverance and discipline. Just because we can’t work on our goals together in the same place doesn’t mean our drive to succeed stops. We may be social… Read more »

Helpful Resources to Help Flatten the Curve

As we work together to flatten the curve and stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities, we’re all making many adjustments. Schools and businesses are closed, we’re practicing social distancing, and hoping that all these sudden changes can keep more of us safe. There’s a lot of information to track, so here… Read more »

Farewell and Thank You to Executive Director Daphne Griffin

  After six years of tremendous service to the Scholar Athletes organization, SA Executive Director Daphne Griffin will be stepping down on March 2, 2020 due to a family medical situation that will call her closer to her loved ones.  Scholar Athletes founder, Board director and Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish shared his thoughts on… Read more »

Scholar Athletes is a Service Enterprise!

  Scholar Athletes is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise! Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11% of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and… Read more »

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 »