2012 - TUFF started, and impacted over 300 student-athletes over an 8-week period, offering FREE mentorship, training and activities.
2013 - Coach Zack participated & represented TUFF in our first college tour- visiting 15 schools in just 6 days.
2014 - Partnered with Kidz Count, Inc during its Financially & Physically Fit event, volunteering to work with 400+ families.
2015 - Proud to announce the admission of 12 TUFF athletes into college, all on a scholarship
2017 - Launch of TUFF Start, with a goal of offering 100 scholarships to Middle School students.
We are excited to expand our organization to offer a safe and constructive place for Middle School students to come to after school where they can finish their homework, expand their minds & train physically.
I want every student and student athlete to have an opportunity to maximize their potential ON and OFF the “field” also identified as the path designed for their success.
- Zack Rehman
Our program provides students with the opportunity to occupy their time during the most vulnerable times of the day (3:30-6:30pm).
TUFF Start, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a clear mission! Enriching the lives of our youth, keeping them off the streets and on the field. For us, the field is not only a sports field, but also a “field” or path designed for their success. Our purpose is to keep students and student athletes engaged in their studies by offering scholarships for our After School Enrichment Program. We understand that many of our Middle Schoolers, lack a safe and productive place to go between the “gap” of when they get out of school until the time their parents get off from work
TUFF START, INC
Every Summer TUFF 50+ High School students, and student-athletes will attend 15 to 20 schools every Summer, exposing them to admissions, athletics, financial aide, Greek life & much more.
Every season we have partnered with Parks & Organizations to offer constructive activities, off season training scholarships and mentorship for Elementary aged students and student athletes.
1. Tutoring (daily homework help)
2. Reading (literacy and comprehension)
3. Enrichment (intro to STEM)
4. Art (exposure to culture)
5. Training (physical and mental)
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
ENRICHING THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTH!