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StreetSquash - Harlem

  • StreetSquash - Harlem
  • 40 West 116th Street
  • New York, NY 10026
  • 212-289-4838
  • 1999

Program Description

StreetSquash's mission is to provide consistent, long-term and reliable support to the children, families and schools in Harlem. By exposing these children to a broad range of experiences and by maintaining the highest standards, StreetSquash aims to help each child realize his or her academic and personal potential.

Our goals are:

  • To improve academic performance among all participants.
  • To ensure all participants graduate from high school, enroll in and complete a post-secondary program, and gain meaningful employment.
  • To help all participants develop healthy habits as it relates to physical and mental well-being.
  • To support ongoing personal and professional development among all participants.
  • To provide intensive squash training and ongoing competitive opportunities for all participants.
  • -The College Access & Success Program, a core component of the After School Program, begins in high school to create pathways to college for StreetSquash's high school participants. In high school, students receive:

    • -Weekly college prep sessions
    • -Weekend trips beginning in 10th grade
    • -Individualized ACT prep in 11th grade
    • -One-on-one college application and financial aid help starting the summer before 12th grade
    • -Other opportunities to explore your academic career and interests as well as other options students have after high school

      Upon graduation from high school the program provides college counseling and support services through college graduation and beyond. These services include:

    • -Six-week Beginning College Program prepares rising college freshmen with skills and resources to facilitate successful academic and social adjustments for college transition.
    • -At least one college campus visit freshman year, and one college visit between second year and graduation
    • -Two professional development workshops/networking events each year for all alumni
    • -First Year Success monthly meetings for New York City commuter alumni
    • -Three annual alumni squash tournaments, including the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) Alumni Cup
    • -Attendance based scholarship for all graduates
    • -Additional scholarships available for students with outstanding participation in the StreetSquash College Success Program and the StreetSquash community.

    Success Stories

    POST-COLLEGE SUCCESS STORIES StreetSquash alumni have continued their educations in distinguished ways after college: - Masters in International Relations at American University, Pickering Fellow - Masters in School Counseling at Hunter College - Masters in Urban Policy at Hunter College - Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Long Island University - Masters in Early Childhood Development at City College of New York And many alumni have returned to their roots and given back to the StreetSquash community, as: - Coach Across America (Up2Us) Coaches - AmeriCorps VISTA members - Academic and Squash Directors at StreetSquash Newark and Harlem

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Arts and cultural
    • 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
    • Leadership development
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


    Education Level and
    Number of Students

    • High School: 110
    • Middle School: 70
    • Elementary School: 0
    • Post-secondary: 0
    • Non-traditional: 0

    Populations Served

    • Academically At-risk
    • Academically High-performing


    • Between 50% and 75%

    Colleges Attended
    by Alumni

    • Alfred State College
    • Alfred University
    • Barnard College
    • Barry University
    • Bates College
    • Binghamton University
    • Cazenovia College
    • Clarkson University
    • Colgate University
    • Connecticut College
    • Cornell University
    • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
    • CUNY City College
    • CUNY Hostos Community College
    • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • CUNY LaGuardia Community College
    • CUNY Medgar Evers College
    • CUNY New York City College of Technology
    • Dickinson College
    • Fashion Institute of Technology
    • Franklin and Marshall College
    • Hobart William Smith Colleges
    • Ithaca College
    • Lafayette College
    • Le Moyne College
    • Lincoln University
    • Morgan State University
    • Mount Holyoke College
    • New York University
    • Pace University
    • Pace University - Westchester Campus
    • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    • State University of New York at New Paltz
    • SUNY at Fredonia
    • SUNY Broome Community College
    • SUNY Buffalo State
    • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
    • SUNY College of Technology at Canton
    • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
    • SUNY Morrisville
    • SUNY Oneonta
    • Trinity College
    • University at Buffalo
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    • University of Rochester
    • Ursinus College
    • Utica College
    • Wesleyan University