We are so excited to have been selected by Fairfield County Bank for July’s Charity of the Month and we need your help! The prize is $1,000, and would go a long way for DGA to help us continue to serve our youth.  You can vote daily by using this link. Let’s share this with friends and family and be Fairfield County Bank’s Charity of the Month.

Improving the lives of promising, select students in Danbury by emphasizing:

Since 2006, we have served 60-65 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

Danbury Grassroots: Quantifying Success

Graduation Rate
Honor Roll Students
of students improve reading levels

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.”


“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.”