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Squash is uniquely effective as an out-of-school activity or ‘hook’. Invented in England in the 1860s, the indoor racket sport is played by over 15 million people in more than 100 countries. Described by Forbes as the world’s ‘healthiest sport,’ squash is a physically and intellectually demanding game that places a high value on sportsmanship. Because it is primarily played at universities, prep schools and private clubs, the sport can open doors of opportunity to those who play it. Squash Urbano Colombia will help our students walk through those doors.

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WHY CARTAGENA

Although Cartagena is one of Colombia’s most beautiful cities and most popular tourist destinations, many of its residents live in poverty.

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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.

BEYOND
CARTAGENA

After establishing our operation in Cartagena, Squash Urbano Colombia will explore opportunities in Bogotá, Medellin, Bucaramanga, Cali, and other cities in Colombia. Our goal is to provide life-changing opportunities to as many Colombian children as possible.

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