Since 2006, we have served 55-60 at-risk, select students annually, aged 8-22. Our rigorous academic support system and health program builds strong, confident students who are successful on the court, in the classroom, and in life.
We have four primary goals: To stress the critical importance of education; to provide tools necessary to develop honorable character traits; to teach the basics of tennis; and to emphasize the value of nutrition and exercise. Specific and long term objectives are to improve report card grades, reading levels, high school graduation rates and establish career paths or college education. A successful DGA participant will evolve over time to develop skills that demonstrate a strong work ethic. Students will learn to become personally responsible in all areas of their lives, but with a strong focus on their academics.
Our program operates in our 3 contiguous office spaces on Main Street and on Danbury’s public tennis courts at Rogers Park
We are proud that our students have been accepted into presitgious universities including:
“DGA is composed of positive role models who are dedicated to helping students reach their maximum learning potential. ”
6th Grade Teacher
“Collaboration is their biggest strength. From working with parents, students and the community and even coming to parent meetings and conferences, the DGA staff are the best team we have worked with in the Danbury community.”
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELER
“My student benefits from the wonderful work DGA does. They become more confident in class, participate more–especially in math and reading–and want to be their best.”
6TH GRADE TEACHER
194, 196 and 196A Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
DGA is a free, year round program serving 60 select students, ages 8-22, since 2006. Our mission is: To improve the lives of promising, selected students in Danbury emphasizing education, character, tennis, and health. We encourage each student to develop tools for making educated choices in our 4 prongs of: education, character, tennis, and health. We provide our students with a disciplined and nurturing environment for mentoring, promoting healthy lifestyles, and building self-esteem. Our program operates in our 3 contiguous office spaces on Main Street and on Danbury’s public tennis courts at Rogers Park.