3Point has gone virtual to reach our students during the COVID-19 school closure!
On Friday, March 13th, the Mayor of Boston announced the closure of the Boston Public Schools beginning Tuesday, March 17th. After receiving the news, our senior team and staff began virtual meetings to plan, prepare, and move 3Point online. Our senior team and staff approached the project with optimism and sharing a common goal to connect with and support our students.
With the enthusiastic support of the schools we serve, we signed up nearly 100 of our students to participate in our online program. After one week of preparation, we officially launched an online program on March 24th for all of our schools. Each week, our team hosts 15 live, one-hour sessions on Zoom, and share videos and other educational content on BAND where our students can leave written comments and chat. As our programing continues, more of our students are signing up and participating.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced on April 21st that all public and private schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year – and that students will finish the year through remote learning. 3Point will continue to provide our online program for students through the end of June. Our objectives are to stay connected with our students, show we care, and continue to promote critical thinking, communication, social-emotional learning, and the 3Point core values.
We thank the students, parents, school administrators, and our committed staff for their dedication and support. They have all shown commitment, perseverance, determination, growth, and strong character this year. The rest of this page is dedicated to highlighting the academic and athletic work our students are completing in our online program.
STATEMENT OF 3POINT’S COMMITMENT
ONLINE ATHLETIC CHALLENGES VIDEOS
Each week our coaches are challenging our student athletes with a different drill to promote fitness, wellness, and the development of basketball and dance skills.
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;
To strengthen 21st century skills, emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration;
To foster social-emotional growth, inspiring self-awareness, social awareness, self- management, and disciplined decision making.
To strengthen 21 century skills, emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration
To foster social-emotional growth, inspiring self-awareness, social awareness, self- management and disciplined decision making;
To encourage the development of growth mindset, focusing on perseverance and resiliency;
To promote a commitment to serve the community and society;
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
City of Boston58%
English Language Arts71%
Relationships with Adults86%
Relationships with Peers74%
We close the opportunity and achievement gap.
NEWS FROM THE PRESIDENT: NEIL JACOBS
3Point is now in its eighth year, and, thanks to all of you, we have come further in transforming the lives of economically disadvantaged youth than any of us had ever dreamed possible. This was a year of increasing our impact on Boston’s underserved youth and embarking on program expansion to the Gateway Cities in Southeastern Massachusetts
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.
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
The3PointFoundation is a 501 (c3) nonprofit organization that provides free after-school educational enrichment programs amplified by athletics to under-served, low-income, Boston middle school youth. Our programs foster the development of 21st century skills and social-emotional growth critical to success in school, the community and a global society. We promote the attainment in our students of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, perseverance and resiliency, as well as, self-awareness, social awareness, self-management and disciplined decision-making.
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.
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