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  • SquashDrive
  • PO Box 99165
  • Emeryville, CA 94662
  • Karla Fernandez
  • Academic and College Access Director
  • 323-774-3194

Program Description

SquashDrive is a non-profit after school enrichment program for underserved Bay Area youth. We help students reach their academic, athletic, and personal potential through individualized educational support, squash instruction, and character development. SquashDrive provides an average of 10 hours per week of transformative programming to 4th through 12th graders from 12 partner schools. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students for success in college and beyond.

APPROACH: We foster and ignite the "drive" within each of our kids to be successful, well-rounded individuals who contribute greatly to society. We want them to dream big--and follow through on those dreams.

ACADEMICS: Students collaborate with tutors for homework help, high school and college prep, and academic enrichment. Students also participate in STEM learning and academic summer programs both on-site and through a range of high caliber partner programs.

SQUASH: SquashDrivers improve their technique and court sense through professional instruction, fitness, and match play.

CHARACTER: Students develop life skills, engage with mentors, and give back to their community through service projects throughout the year.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 25
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%