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The3PointFoundation is a non-profit organization that offers unique educational programs.

OUR VISION, MISSION & GOALS:

VISION
We envision all of Boston’s youth having an equal opportunity for achievement.
MISSION
We seek to close the opportunity and achievement gap caused by economic inequality for underserved, low-income Boston elementary and middle school youth by providing free community-based programs that integrate project-based learning, athletics, dance, and other activities to foster the development of 21st century skills, social-emotional growth, and a growth mindset - all of which are crucial to future success.

GOAL 1
To strengthen 21 century skills, emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration
GOAL 2
To foster social-emotional growth, inspiring self-awareness, social awareness, self- management and disciplined decision making;
GOAL 3
To encourage the development of growth mindset, focusing on perseverance and resiliency;
GOAL 4
To promote a commitment to serve the community and society;
GOAL 5
To develop a life-long commitment to fitness, wellness, and health.

3POINTS IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS

Over 300 students served annually
Percentage of Students Who Achieved Meaningful Growth
Economically Disadvantage Students
3Point 92%
City of Boston 58%
Communication 77%
Critical Thinking 78%
English Language Arts 71%
Mathematics 71%
Perseverance 75%
Relationships with Adults 86%
Relationships with Peers 74%
Self-Regulation 73%
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PROGRAM DESIGN

Success today in school and in life requires solving problems, critical thinking, communicating, social skills, perseverance, and resiliency. We foster these qualities in our after-school engagement centers using culturally-relevant, project-based learning to engage youth. We expose our youth to thoughtful, caring, and skilled teachers who have high expectations and use best practices in youth learning and development. Our program goals are enhanced by our impact programs of either basketball or dance that follow engagement center sessions. Our coaches are communicators, role models, and mentors from the students’ community who use sports and dance, as part of a fully integrated curriculum, to have fun while reinforcing the lessons of the engagement center.

AFTER SCHOOL LEARNING (4th-8th)

3Point offers a variety of dynamic classroom programs in which students are engaged in pursing solutions to complex problems, questions, and challenges. Students benefit by developing broader knowledge base, improved communication and social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity and improved writing skills.

SUMMER PROGRAM

3PointFoundation offers a vibrant 5-week summer academy at the Fessenden School campus in West Newton, and a 7-week summer academy at the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club in Roxbury. The summer academy encourages students to grow by investigating and solving complex and challenging problems and by participating in a variety of athletic activities including basketball, dance, fitness, and swimming.

WHO WE ARE

Started in 2012, The3PointFoundation is a 501 (c3) non-profit organization that provides free after-school educational enrichment programs amplified by athletics to underserved youth. We are a community partner of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, a priority partner of the Boston Public Schools, and closely collaborate with the University of Massachusetts Boston. Our programs are free and our work is supported by preeminent foundations, businesses and private donors. We run after school programs in Boston K-8 schools and operate summer programming at two locations. We serve over 250 students.

HOW WE STARTED

Started in 2012, 3PointFoundation is a non-profit organization that offers a combination of creative educational, sports and dance programming to under-served youth. We are a community partner of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and closely collaborate with the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Our programs are free and our work is supported by preeminent foundations, businesses and private donors. We run after school programs in Boston K-8 schools and operate summer programming at two locations. We serve over 250 students.

3POINT NEWS AND MEDIA ​

We are alway sharing and posting new information on our group's events and programs. As we grow we'd love for you to follow. Come back from time to time and well keep you posted.

May 11th 2020 BPS Update

 May 11, 2020   For questions and information on resources available to BPS families during the school closure, call the BPS Helpline at 617-635-8873, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Help is available in Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, … Read More

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May 14th 2020 BPS Update

May 14, 2020 Dear BPS Partners, We hope this message finds you well. As part of our efforts to keep you informed of what is happening within the Boston Public Schools during the COVID-19 school closure, we are sending along the following … Read More

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May 18th 2020 BPS Update

For questions and information on resources available to BPS families during the school closure, call the BPS Helpline at 617-635-8873, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Help is available in Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, … Read More

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“3Point helped me grow as a person and guided me for the better. They have helped me think about the future and how to view the world in several ways. They helped me get good grades, stay focused, and become a [high school] varsity captain with all of these life skills.”
– Justin R.,
3Point Alumnus

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

and the rest of our Brand Partners and Associates.