SOURCE: Harvard Learning Centers, Inc.

April 17, 2007 09:45 ET

Harvard Learning Centers Acquires ASAP Athletics, Inc., Rapidly Expanding Its Presence in the Youth Sports Training Market

BOCA RATON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HVLN) announced today that it had completed the second of its acquisitions in the national Youth Sports Training Market with the acquisition of ASAP Athletics, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida ("ASAP"). ASAP was founded by Tavarius "T.J." Jackson, a former Virginia Tech "whip linebacker." ASAP, which stands for "Agility, Speed and Power," operates a 5,000 square foot national sports training center for athletes in West Boca Raton, Florida. Harvard Learning Centers stated that this acquisition is the first of a series of "speed" camps that it plans to operate nationally. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

Donald Platten, President of The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc., stated, "ASAP adds significantly to Harvard's expansion into athletics which we began last month with our acquisition of BSA Athletics, which focuses on youth boxing. Being able to attract the talent and experience of an individual and football trainer such as T.J. is a great accomplishment for us. We firmly believe that ASAP is well positioned to grow rapidly, in no small part thanks to T.J.'s outstanding reputation among NFL players who can recommend our training center. Important, ASAP allows Harvard to springboard into operating several 'speed' camps across the country." He added, "This acquisition, together with the prior acquisition of BSA Athletics, helps finalize our repositioning of The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. as a provider of training services that develop both the minds and the bodies of young people across America."

About The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc.

The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc., offers training programs for both the mind and body of teenagers and young adults. Historically, its operations have focused on offering SAT-ACT test preparations that help high school students succeed ( SAT and ACT are standardized tests used by most U.S. colleges and universities for admission and placement decisions and scholarship eligibility. For SAT-ACT test preparation, the Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. offers classroom and online courses along with private tutoring. Earlier this month, the Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. acquired BSA Athletics, Inc., an early-stage sports training and fitness company, whose name reflects its focus on "Boxing" as well as the development of "Speed" and "Agility" in its students.

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