“14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
2 Tim 3: 14-16
The Bible, both Old and New Testament, greatly reveres and promotes the importance education and wisdom.
“For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.”
Proverbs is full of passages on knowledge, wisdom, and education.
“How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.”
The highest dropout rates in the Boston Public Schools are in the neighborhoods in which we wish to serve. Boston has an infamous history of bussing students in the 1970’s to force integration. Bussing continues today, along with the METCO Program, which many students we deal with hope to be a part. Students in the METCO program are bussed out of Boston, away from their communities, to suburbs sometimes an hour away in order to receive decent education, better facilities, and better activities. Students get bussed out to Framingham, Natick, Lexington, etc. But this bussing creates a duality for students; students’ school friends will be too far to make relationships outside of school, especially for children of homes without a vehicle.
Boston Hoops is trying make education an important part of children’s lives and show the children that education should not be a chore. Education is more than just school work, and it can be more than academic. We want to show that being a tradesman is just as valuable as a professor or doctor. Boston Hoops offers tutoring and homework assistance, along with guidance on navigating testing and higher education application processes. We aspire to have relationships with our kids to listen to their future desires and either steer them towards, or provide the resources to make those dreams a distinct possibility.