The Boston Showstoppers was founded in 2007 by Clinton Lassiter. Lassiter started with just 7 girls from the inner city of Boston and figured it could be an outlet for them to stay active and off the streets for the summer. Since that inaugural summer, each year the program has grown in numbers and notoriety and now in our 10th year we serve over 150 young student-athletes. Since our first graduating class in 2013 we have sent over 40 young women to college and most importantly have given hundreds of young women a platform to learn discipline, hard work, the importance of education, and the bond of sisterhood.
Currently we serve young women ages 7-18 and use basketball as a vehicle to drive home the importance of education. We compete in & attend various college showcases, take our student-athletes to tour college campuses, and provide opportunities for our current athletes to connect with our alumnae to hear about and learn from their experiences. Since 2013 when we had our first graduating class we have had 100% of our girls graduate high school and go off to college. We are striving to continue this streak.
OUR MISSION, VISION & PURPOSE
The Boston Showstopper girls academic and athletic enrichment program whose mission is to develop elite female student-athletes by offering a highly competitive basketball experience, encouraging and supporting academic excellence; and by nurturing a culture of sisterhood, service and well-being. We are founded on family-focused principles and are as equally dedicated to providing a superior athletic experiences we are to providing an affordable, and ideally cost free experience.
Our Purpose is personal, “to provide our student-athletes with the opportunities to discover they are so much more than they ever imagined themselves to be. Our Vision is global, “to change the way the world sees itself, one Showstopper at a time.”
2017 Boston Showstoppers is comprised of 9 teams, 5th grade – 12th grades. Our teams are headed by 14 volunteer coaches all of whom hold regular full-time jobs and are products of the same communities of the young people that are the heart and soul of our program. The program has had 5 graduating classes; yielding 46 Alumni. 29 of the 46 are playing DI, DII, or DIII college basketball. Current student-athletes are being recruited by NCAA schools from the SEC, ACC, IVY, A-10, AAC, MAC, CAA, and Patriot League.