Strengthening 21st Century
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
We value your partnership throughout the years.
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.
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.
“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