STUDENT COMMITMENT

Intensive academic and athletic programming year-round

For our students, Squash Urbano Colombia will be an intensive, year-round commitment. Beginning in elementary school and extending through high school graduation. Each student will have a minimum of two weekday afternoon practices a week – with one hour of squash and one hour of academic tutoring – and one weekend practice or program activity. Over the course of the school year, our students will receive more than 100 hours of supervised academic instruction and more than 100 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.

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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.

Graduates of urban squash and educational programs have won scholarships to attend such universities as Amherst, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Enrollment & Staffing

Squash Urbano Colombia started programming with 46 4th and 5th grade students, split evenly between girls and boys. Each year, the program’s enrollment will grow by approximately 15 students. In 2014, Squash Urbano hired and Executive Director, two Academic Directors, and a Director of Squash. In subsequent years, the staff will grow in relation to the size of the program and the ages of the students.