An Innovative Solution
Problem: 44% of students in Philadelphia’s public school system that start high school will not graduate on time, if at all.
Solution: 100% of SquashSmarts high school seniors have graduated on time and been accepted into college.
Problem: 8 million US kid are unsupervised after school; 75% do not seek out programs even when available.
Solution: SquashSmarts actively engages kids with the hook of squash, opportunities to travel and success, and an environment they look forward to coming to.
Problem: In a city with an obesity epidemic, Philadelphia’s public schools offer limited physical sports opportunities to middle school students.
Solution: Squash is the #1 cardiovascular sports with a ball and was rated “healthiest” by Forbes Magazine.
For the 2018 - 2019 Program Year, SquashSmarts achieved the following metrics and impact:
Additional metrics on SquashSmarts prepared by the Squash + Education Alliance in the 2018 SEA Student Survey