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 2015 - 2016 Program Year, SquashSmarts achieved the following impact:
College & High School Placement including:
2016 College Placement
Alex Badillo Morehouse College
Davir Tyler Temple University
Estreanna Green Lincoln University
Khyaire Corley Community College of Philadelphi
Nizja Faison Manor College
Tyzja Faison Manor College
Dodanim Garcia Lincoln Technical Institute
Zykerah Montgomery Mercyhurst Northeast University
Tyron Rivers Penn State Abington
Jasmine Tyler Mercyhurst Northeast University
2016 High School Placement
Jillian Adams George Washington Carver
Korran Bey Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical
Katherine Burgos George Washington Carver
Bashir Carter PA Leadership Charter School (Cyber)
Kyla Core Friends Select
Aaliyah Galloway Bodine HS for International Affairs
Tyjier Hill Mastery Hardy WIlliams
Jeremiah Izirarry Learning In New Contexts "LINC"
Yariel Nieves Learning In New Contexts "LINC"
Cristian Rifas Learning In New Contexts "LINC"
Bryanna Rose Northeast High School
Melliah Santos Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter hs
Paige Rodriguez Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls