SquashSmarts BestShotBall - Saturday, May 9
SquashSquashSmarts hosts Philanthropy Network Funders Summit - Thursday, April 30
Hosted by The Horner Foundation, Vincera Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation
Join SquashSmarts Year-End Student Graduation - Saturday, June 6
Student Programming Schedule - Sign Up To Volunteer
Young Friends Network - Connect & Get Involved
Career Opportunities - Academic & Squash Director Position Openings
Summer Internships - Positions for College & High School Students
"Urban Students Take Their Best Shot At Squash" - Associated Press
What Is SquashSmarts?
Founded in 2001, SquashSmarts is a free intensive out-of-school time program changing the lives of Philadelphia’s public school students.
SquashSmarts is a 501c3 non-profit academic and athletic mentoring program with a proven track record of keeping kids in school, in shape, and on track for graduation.
SquashSmarts works with 6th-12th grade students based on commitment, effort and attitude, not athletic or academic ability.
SquashSmarts operates programs at the Lenfest Center (North Philadelphia) and Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center (West Philadelphia)
SquashSmarts students attend three practices days each week focusing on Five Pillars: (1) Academic Support, (2) Squash Instruction, (3) Fitness and Nutrition, (4) Personal Achievement, and (5) Leadership.
SquashSmarts students participate in competitive team and individuals squash tournaments, summer camps, community service projects, cultural outings and special events.
SquashSmarts makes a seven-year commitment to each child to ensure long-term success by providing a team, a family, a safety net and a sense of belonging.
SquashSmarts believes strong one-on-one relationships between students, staff and volunteers is the key to fostering each child’s success and breaking the cycle of Philadelphia’s public school drop-out rate.
SquashSmarts Is Giving Kids Their Best Shot!
What Do Students Say About SquashSmarts?
Award-Winning After School Program
2013 S.T.R.I.V.E. Organization of the Year
The National Council of Youth Sports and AIG Insurance
2010 & 2013 Grant Award Recipient The Pew Charitable Trusts
2012 Host to Michelle Obama "Let's Move!" Anti-Obesity Initiative
2010 Robert P. Levy Service Award The Philadelphia Sports Congress
2009 Champion-in-Action Citizens Bank, NBC10, The Philadelphia Inquirer