URBAN SQUASH

AND EDUCATION

Urban squash and education programs operate in four countries on three continents. We follow an ‘inch wide, mile deep’ approach to youth programming and strive to have a transformative impact on the lives of our participants. Our programs combine squash with academics, mentoring, community service, and college placement. Our intensive, year-round programming, which takes places after school, on the weekends and in the summer, engages students until they finish their schooling and beyond.

STUDENT COMMITMENT

Intensive academic and athletic programming year-round

For our students, Squash Urbano Colombia is an intensive, year-round commitment. Beginning in elementary school and extending through high school graduation. Each student will have a minimum of 4 weekday afternoon practices a week – with one hour of squash, one hour of academic tutoring and one hour of english. Also one weekend practice or program activity. Over the course of the school year, our students will receive more than 300 hours of supervised academic instruction and more than 300 hours of supervised squash instruction. They will also complete at least 10 hours of community service and participate in academic and athletic programs during the summer.

SELECTION PROCESS

Recruiting hardworking, committed students

Our student selection process will begin at the start of each school year and will conclude in December. Because of the length of our commitment to our students and the intensity of our year-round programming, we will select students who we believe will work hard and make the most out of the program experience. Selections will be based on a variety of factors, including effort, attendance rate, parental commitment, teacher references, athletic ability, character and attitude.