3Point Foundation


Neil Jacobs

Neil Jacobs

Chair & Founding Board Member

Neil is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of 3Point. Neil is a retired partner of Wilmerhale law firm and served as outside team council for the Boston Celtics for over 30 years. Throughout his career, Neil has been involved in numerous education and basketball programs for youth.


Sara Kilroy

Executive Director

Sara Kilroy has spent the last 12 years working in the Boston Public Schools both as a school based staff or nonprofit partner and now has two of her own children attending BPS. Her work has primarily focused on leveraging the power of out of school time to support all students in their educational journey. With a Master’s Degree in Positive Youth Development and a Certificate from Boston University’s NonProfit Management and Leadership program, Sara is committed to strengthening opportunities for our young people through high quality, engaging and supportive programming. Throughout her career, she has been involved in a variety of sports based youth nonprofits and is a soccer player at heart. In addition, Sara is an avid reader, her latest book recommendation is “My Beloved World” by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Keith McDermott

Director of Development

Keith is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in athletics as a collegiate and post collegiate track & field athlete, coach and college administrator. Keith’s commitment to leveraging resources using athletics, education and civic engagement are core ingredients to his professional history. For his efforts, Keith was appointed by three different governors to the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports. Keith is the former Director of the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center and is now also the Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).

Eric Quest

Deric Quest

Director of Basketball Operations

As a high school player Deric averaged 9 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds and 3 steals per game at Dorchester High School. Deric was never the Player of the Year or MVP, but he brought consistency, heart, grit and speed to the team! He got into the game primarily because of his defensive skills and his will to win! He was always the game changer with the assignment to defend the best player on the other team.

His love of sports led to his work with youth in BPS. He received his first head varsity coaching job in 2000 when his team went to the championship and won! It was then, he realized that he had a gift to coach and give back to the community by which he had come from. He has coached for all school-age children in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, the YMCA and the Boston Public Schools and more importantly, he has had great success in building lasting relationships, building confidence and teaching the fundamentals of basketball. Thus far, every coaching experience has had a championship story to go with it! He has also coached girls volleyball for the first time, and went to the finals! …2023 Eastern Division Champs City Runners Up!

Deric looks forward to leading the basketball program for the 3Point team!

Holley Webster

Holly Webster

Director of Academics

Holly has worked in the field of education for over ten years. In addition to her role as Director of Academics at 3 Point, she is also a member of the curriculum and instructor development team at Livius Prep. Holly earned her Master of Arts in Teaching at Regis College and her Bachelor of Science in Education and Mathematics from Bridgewater State University. She has seven years of classroom teaching experience and currently holds a Massachusetts and Rhode Island teaching certification. She has worked in multiple school districts including Newton, Sharon, Westwood, Wellesley, and Medway Public Schools. Her most recent teaching position was as a math teacher at a prestigious and academically rigorous charter school called Achievement First in Providence, RI. She has a warm personality that makes students enjoy working with her, even on subjects that give them great difficulty. Holly enjoys spending time with her family, including her dog Riggy, and her son Steven.


Montá Connolly

Managing Director

Monta Connolly is the Managing Director of 3PointFoundation. She graduated from Framingham State University in 2017, majoring in Sociology. After graduation, Monta began working as a School-Based employee for Framingham Public Schools where she mentored students and provided support in school and through after-school programming. During this time, she worked with youth in Mazie’s mentorship program and also directed a ‘No-Cook, Cooking’ class. Monta then began working in the Human Resources Department for 4 years implementing and maintaining HRIS systems for Framingham Public Schools. During her time at Framingham State University, she played on the Women’s Basketball team, averaging 11 points, 3 assists, and 9 rebounds per game where she was named captain her Junior and Senior year. She is excited to continue her work serving the youth and bringing new ideas to support the growth of the 3PointFoundation.

Danny Dignan

Danny Dignan

Lead Instructor

Danny Dignan is a Classroom Instructor with 3Point. He is a 2017 graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in Political Science. He spent the next six years working at the Excel Academy Charter Schools network in East Boston and Chelsea, first serving as a teaching fellow before spending the bulk of his tenure as the 5th/6th Grade Social Studies teacher at their Chelsea Middle School campus.

Additionally, he has worked at YMCA Camp Lawrence – an overnight boys’ summer camp on Bear Island, in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee – since 2010, when he transitioned from camper to Counselor-In-Training. He has spent all summers since in various counseling and leadership roles before becoming the Associate Director post-pandemic.

Danny is originally from Belmont, MA and currently resides in Medford. He is excited to work with and learn from the students and communities 3Point serves.

Mike Shea

Mike Shea

Assistant Instructor/Administrative Assistant
Mike Shea is a recent 2023 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Leadership & Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Mike began interning with the 3point Foundation in January of 2023 where he began to discover his passion of youth development. He then served as an Assistant Teacher/Coach for the summer program of 3point as he worked towards his graduation. After graduating at the end of August 2023 he was hired full time as an Assistant Teacher and Administrative Assistant and is ready to serve and support the youth in this program.
Junior Ventura

Junior Ventura

Assistant Instructor/Coach

Junior is a First-Gen College student currently in his final year at the University of Massachusetts Boston working his way towards a Bachelors degree in Sport Leadership and Administration with a Minor in Spanish. Junior has always had a love for sports, with a passion for Soccer and bringing change to those in his community and shared cultural background. He one day hopes to tackle the pay to play model in youth soccer and start his own non-profit and provide Enrichment through the beautiful game and help those low income minority families without access to club soccer. Junior began working with 3Point during the 2023 summer program serving as an assistant instructor/coach. Currently Junior is an Assistant Instructor at 3Point and an Intern with Soccer Unity Project where he serves as a coach working with youth. Prior to his time at the University of Massachusetts Boston he was a former collegiate athlete at Merrimack College where he was a part of the Men’s Soccer team. Junior was born in Montgomery, Maryland and raised in Alexandria Virginia and is the proud son of an immigrant mother from El Salvador. Junior looks forward to continuing working towards youth development academically and athletically with his love for sports.

JanCarlos Tejeda

JanCarlos Tejeda

Basketball Coach Intern

Jancarlos is currently working towards graduating from UMass Boston with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Leadership and Administration with a minor in Sociology. He is the son of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic, and he will also be the first to graduate college from his
family. Growing up in Hyde Park, Jancarlos has had a connection to the city of Boston because
it is where he was introduced to his love for the game of basketball. He has always wanted to help make a difference in the community by assisting minorities who look just like him.
Jancarlos joined 3Point in the summer of 2023, where he helped coach and mentor young athletes about the game of life and basketball. When he is not working with 3 Point, Jancarlos co-hosts a sports podcast and uses his platform to spread his knowledge of the game. He also loves cars and dedicates any time he has to making sure that he perfects his craft in anything that he does. Jancarlos wants to be a role model for younger athletes and show them that basketball can be a positive outlet for them. As a coach, Jancarlos continues to lead on and off the court and help young athletes in their athletic and professional development.

Kenny Francois

Kenny Francois

Basketball Coach
I am deeply committed to engaging with the youth community in Boston, where I have made significant contributions. As a graduate of UMass Dartmouth, I specialized in psychology with a minor in sociology, equipping me with the necessary skills to understand and connect with diverse individuals.
Currently, I work as a talent scout for Kickback Boston, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating spaces for black and brown communities. In addition, I serve as a mentor for the “Young Man with a Plan” program, guiding high school students throughout Boston.
Born to Haitian parents, I am proud of my bilingual background, which allows me to communicate effectively in diverse communities. My passion for sports was ignited during my time as a basketball player at East Boston High School, where I served as team captain in both my junior and senior years.
My love for working with children and sports led me to join the 3PointFoundation. I am passionate about using my skills and experiences to make a positive impact on the lives of young people.