In 1961, a small group of friends shared a deep commitment to their struggling community and a belief in the STEC transformative power of tennis. They recognized that by focusing on the well-being of youth, they could improve the health of the entire community. These beliefs led them to establish Sportsmen's Tennis Club (now Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center, STEC), the first indoor non-profit tennis club built by and for the African American community. They knew that quality tennis instruction and interaction with caring adults could develop well-rounded young citizens, and, through tennis, STEC began to identify and fill gaps that weaken youth, families and community. STEC is located in Harambee Park, which is part of the Frederick Law Olmsted Emerald Necklace. Harambee, a Swahili word meaning "pull together," is fitting for STEC – we were created 50 years ago by committed community residents pulling together through their shared belief in the power of tennis to make a difference in their community. Construction of Sportmen's in 1961 Since its inception, STEC has been guided by a vision of tennis as a sport that can open doors of opportunity and hope, doors which should be open to all members of society. While promoting excellence in tennis, we identify and fill gaps that weaken our youth, families and community. STC was the first African–American tennis club in the US. The founders were committed to introducing and teaching tennis to inner city Boston youth. They believed that quality tennis instruction and interaction with caring adults could develop well-rounded young citizens. For over 50 years Sportsmen's has been a guiding force in the lives of thousands of low and moderate– income minority youth. The Club has helped introduce local players to worlds of opportunity, and the world of tennis to Boston.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Afterschool Counselor is responsible for supporting elementary aged youth in classroom and sport/wellness settings. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. The incumbent will provide high quality educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on the Sportsmen's mission of building leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the community. Essential Responsibilities Help implement a weekly schedule for students in the afterschool program. Support a variety of small group activities each week. Activities range from academic to sport/fitness to social development. Identify and respond to student behavior challenges. Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized.
The Ideal Candidate for this Job:
Who is a standout SuccessLink candidate? Youth who are: • Professional – Show a deep respect for yourself and others! • Punctual – Show up on time and be prepared to make an impact! • Positive – Bring a smile and a willingness to try new things and learn new skills!