grassroots helps kids play to win in the classroom.
At Grassroots, we work with kids to achieve success both on and off the court. Our youth center serves as a supportive setting for program participants to get homework help, expand their knowledge through academic enrichment and receive college search guidance, financial aid and scholarship assistance and support.
Staff and volunteers support kids' academic development in several ways:
Summer Education & Enrichment Camp
Prevent summer learning loss through math, science and reading class, while also providing tennis instruction, fitness and fun.
Homework Help & Tutoring
A dedicated cadre of volunteers provide homework help and tutoring throughout the school year.
College Prep Support
Mentoring our high school-aged students through the college search, SAT, application and financial aid processes.
Arthur Ashe Essay Contest
Annual contest with themes from the life of Arthur Ashe has produced seven Grassroots' Northeast Regional winners in 2012 and two National winners in 2011.
The USTA Academic Creative Engagement™ (A.C.E.) combines the sport of tennis with experiential activities that advance educational outcomes as well as problem-solving and decision-making strategies while promoting teamwork and family involvement.