Step Your Game Up

Program Overview

The Step Your Game Up program strives to alter the academic trajectory of the lowest achieving students in Boston Public Schools.

With the help of City Year, the program challenges these students who are struggling with tardiness, absenteeism and failing grades to change their performance via personalized letters and contracts. The students who demonstrate the most improvement are given the opportunity to attend a Celtics game, a party with a player and an end of the year celebration. Top improvers are recognized for their work and presented with gifts at the year-end celebration.


Program Video

The Step Your Game Up program strives to alter the academic trajectory of the lowest achieving students in Boston Public Schools.


Step Your Game Up Events

June 5, 2013 - C's Host Step Your Game Up Final Party
More than 100 of the most improved youth from the 12 Boston Public Schools in the Step Your Game Up program were invited to attend a carnival-themed party at City Year Headquarters in early June.
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March 28, 2013 - Celtics Reward Middle Schoolers for Improving
Using the positive impact of the Boston Celtics, struggling middle school students across 11 inner-city Boston Public Middle and High Schools were challenged to “Step Their Game Up” and improve their grades and academic attendance rates in the classroom.
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