SquashWise is a unique youth development program providing long-term academic and social support to public school students in Baltimore City, combining intensive academic tutoring with instruction in the sport of squash. We are a college access program which uses squash opportunities to motivate students and open doors for their future, both academically and athletically. Our short-term goals include improved grades, academic effort,fitness and nutrition. Our long-term goals are to ensure 100% high school graduation and to support college completion and life planning.
SquashWise aims to:
Ensure high school graduation, college acceptance, and community service involvement.
Create a culture of achievement with intensive academic tutoring and positive goal-setting.
Use squash as a medium to teach sportsmanship, respect, and self-confidence.
Reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity through intensive exercise and nutrition education.
Create a safe, fun and constructive afterschool environment for underserved youth.