Partners and Affiliates

5Rights Club: Local. Sustainable. Soccer. 5 Rights Inc promotes a local and sustainable culture of human rights through education, service and action.

Access Sport America: A national non-profit organization founded in 1995, inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults of all disabilities through high-challenge sports and training.

All Dorchester Sports League: Offers sports, fitness/nutrition and education programs for youth, primarily in Dorchester, that emphasize the life skills, academic focus, healthy and active lifestyles required to succeed in community life and become successful adults.

Boston Renegades (Beep Baseball): The adaptive version of America’s favorite pastime for the blind, visually impaired and legally blind.

Boston Scholar Athlete Program: Supporting academic achievement through athletics.

Boston SCORES: Strengthens at-risk youth through programs that promote health, academic advancement and development of the whole child, through youth development programming based around soccer, academics and the arts

Boston Youth Sports Initiative: BYSI promotes youth sports as a positive youth development and physical fitness approach through network building.

Boston Youth Wrestling: Promotes youth development in inner-city Boston by inspiring personal, academic, and athletic success through the sport of wrestling.

Boys and Girls Club of Boston: BGCB helps young people, especially those who need us most,build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.

Coaching for Change: Uses youth sports programming to provide out-of-school time learning opportunities that keep teens engaged and motivated to graduate while developing employable skills.

Coaching Peace: This organization’s mission is to coach organizations, schools, departments, and teams to create cultures and be leaders that will employ empathy, seek balance and ensure equality and acceptance.

Community Rowing: A nonprofit organization dedicated to the belief that the sport of rowing provides unique abilities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness.

Doc Wayne: Doc Wayne is a non-profit that connects with youth through sports, utilizing their sports-based therapeutic curriculum, do the good® (DtG). Their mission is to offer at-risk youth a dynamic and innovative group therapy experience through sport to encourage positive youth development.

Dream Big!: Helping low-income and homeless girls achieve their dreams byproviding the basic items necessary to enable them to participate in sports and physical activity, helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles and quality learning experiences.

Edgework Consulting: Works with organizations around the globe and across sectors to passionately serve individuals and organizations who seek excellence in their lives and in their work.

Franklin Park Tennis Association: Provides quality tennis programs to families in Boston and surrounding areas.

GForce: GForce breaks down negative stereotypes about gay athletes through competitive play and educational outreach.

Have You Heard From Johannesburg: HYHFJ is documentary series by Connie Field chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement. HYHFJ illustrates how athletes and activists around the world helped bring down apartheid through rugby.

Inner City Weightlifting: Inner City Weightlifting’s mission is to reduce violence and promote professional, personal and academic achievement among urban youth, working with youngpeople on a direct path to gang involvement, former and active gang members, and young victims of domestic abuse through the sport of Olympic Lifting.

Institute For Sport Coaching: ISC is dedicated to developing and delivering the educational experiences and leadership tools critical to the advancement and continual improvement of American sport coaches.

Kidsquash Inc.: Provides access to a lifetime sport for young people of all backgrounds “today” and to create a healthy lifestyle for a better “tomorrow”, and make the game of squash inclusive by exposing the young to a new activity.

MetroLacrosse: MetroLacrosse promotes positive youth development and access to educational opportunities through the sport of lacrosse.


Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association: The MIAA is a private, non-profit association organized by its member schools to govern, coordinate and promote education based programs for high school students.


National Consortium for Academics and Sports: NCAS uses the power of sport to effect positive social change by educating and empowering individuals and organizations by inspiring values-based thinking leading to actions that promote social responsibility and equality.

Northeastern University Athletics:In keeping with Northeastern University’s mission, the Department of Athletics and Recreation supports the institution by providing a comprehensive, high-quality intercollegiate athletics and campus recreation program. The department is committed to excellence in offering inspiring athletic, educational and personal development opportunities through its core values of leadership, critical thinking, the concept of “coach as educator,” appreciation of difference, and community service.

Piers Park Sailing: This community sailing center dedicated to providing affordable year round recreational, educational and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities through sailing and other activities in Boston Harbor, and affects the lives of hundreds of at-risk youth, provides empowerment through fully accessible sailing facilities for people living with disabilities, and acts as a center for waterfront activities for the entire community.

Play Ball! Foundation: PlayBall! is focused on expanding sports for Boston middle school
students.

Playworks: Playworks improves the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.

Positive Coaching Alliance: PCA is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

 Red Auerbach Youth Foundation: The mission of the Red Auerbach Youth Foundation is to enrich the lives of children throughout Massachusetts by providing sports and recreational opportunities.

Reviving Baseball in InnerCities: Increases participation and interest in baseball and softball among underserved youth, encourages academic participation and achievement, increases the number of talented athletes prepared to play in college and minor league, promotes greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the game, and teach the value of teamwork.

The Student Leadership Training Program: SLTP empowers student leaders to get involved and make a difference in their schools and communities.

Soccer Without Borders (Boston) Soccer Without Borders is a non-profit that runs community-led, year-round, youth development programs in under-served areas in the USA and abroad. Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. They provide programming to youth who are traditionally excluded from sports-based and extracurricular activities; programs provide participants with an avenue for positive engagement, a platform for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future.

Social Boston Sports: SBS organizes sports leagues and social outings and has partnered with Sport in Society to connect SBS athletes with volunteer opportunities

Social Impact Lab: A Northeastern University program partnered with philanthropists and students alike, the Impact Lab empowers social change agents to think, work, and collaborate across sectors, disciplines, and generations to achieve greater impact in their communities and around the world.

Sportsmen’s Tennis Center: As the first African-American non-profit tennis club in the country, Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center builds leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults.

Squashbusters: Squashbusters challenges and nurtures urban youth so that they recognize and fulfill their potential.

Street Football World: Is a thriving network of more than 80 organisations using the power of football to change the world.

Team Up 4 Community: TU4C promotes social responsibility and community give back through athletes in North America.


Tenacity: Tenacity improves the scholastic, character and physical development of urban youth by combining tennis instruction and academic support with a focus on life skills.

Ultimate Peace: Builds bridges of understanding and friendship between youth who live in communities divided by conflict, using the character building sport of Ultimate Frisbee as the main tool. Thousands of youth who would never otherwise meet due to the conditions of their regional conflicts will apply lessons learned in the UP program and work together to create a brighter future.

Union Gym: As both the oldest gym in the country and a nonprofit, this facility reinvest revenue from memberships into programs that benefit youngsters in the Boston community.

Up2Us: Up2Us is establishing a field that merges sports with youth development to help kids by providing support to hundreds of youth sports programs across the country.

Women’s Sports Foundation: The Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

The Y: The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities.

YES Youth Enrichment Services: Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is a unique and well-established youth development organization that introduces Boston kids and teens to the great outdoors through skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, rock climbing, and other sports. Our Operation SnowSports and Outdoor Adventure programs instill positive values, help kids develop a healthy lifestyle, and teach teamwork. YES also runs the YES Academy which provides year-round opportunities for youth to learn the critical skills needed to be successful in college, work, and life.

 

YSA: YSA engages and educates youth to change the world.

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