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  • SquashBusters
  • 795 Columbus Avenue
  • Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
  • 617-373-7782
  • 1996
  • Jenn Lillis
  • College Readiness and Alumni Support Coordinator
  • 617.373.5086

Program Description

SquashBusters was founded in 1996 as the first after-school program of its kind in the United States - combining squash, academics, and community service. The organizationâ??s aim was to serve students from Boston and Cambridge Public Schools through the most crucial years of their development, with the goals of building strong personal character, ensuring that students matriculate to and graduate from college, and improving the overall physical and emotional health of our students. The program serves 265 Boston and Lawrence middle, high school and college-aged students.

Success Stories

"SquashBusters made the college application process easy because I received individual attention. I like the fact that the college process was built right into the program so that I could come work and ask questions. The staff knows me so well and gave me the support I needed." --Paulo DaMoura, Boston University â??16

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Bentley University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bucknell University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Connecticut College
  • Harvard University
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Northeastern University
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University-Main Campus
  • St Lawrence University
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Rhode Island