Stay in School
Drawing on the premise that children are influenced by sports figures, the Stay in School program presented by Arbella Insurance uses athletes to encourage good school attendance – a key factor in determining future scholastic success.
Celtics players visit five middle schools every academic year and deliver a special assembly program featuring the acronym PRIDE, which stands for perseverance, respect, integrity, decisions and education. The students also receive various awards for perfect attendance, writing and artwork. At the end of each year over 1,000 students are honored for their academic accomplishments at a celebration. More than 50,000 Boston students have participated in the program since its inception.
Stay in School is a partnership among the Boston Celtics, Arbella Insurance, The Sports Museum of New England, Northeastern University and the Boston Public Schools.
Stay in School Events
March 25, 2013 - C's Stress Importance of Education to Students
Jackson Mann and Horace Mann, the final schools selected for an assembly for the 2012-13 season, showed their appreciation and excitement by cheering loudly when two of the newest Celtics, Terrence Williams and Jordan Crawford, along with Celtics captain Paul Pierce, entered an auditorium for a Stay in School assembly.
February 27, 2013 - Celtics Host Stay in School Event at BTU Pilot K-8 School
Students from BTU Pilot K-8 School were in for a treat on February 27, 2013 when Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger, Legend Dana Barros and recently retired Celtic Keyon Dooling came to their school for an assembly.
January 8, 2013 - Celtics Host Event at Murphy K-8 School
More than 600 youth from the Murphy K-8 School filed into their gymnasium on January 8, 2013 for a Stay in School assembly with the Boston Celtics.
December 4, 2012 - Celtics Host Event at Timilty Middle School
The auditorium at Timilty Middle School was rocking with cheers from 700 students who took part in the Stay in School assembly, presented by Arbella.
November 6, 2012 - Stay in School Kicks Off 22nd Year
The Stay in School program, presented by Arbella Insurance, kicked off its 22nd year at the Lyndon K-8 School.