SquashBusters' 18th spring has been a remarkable one. Headliners include college acceptances for 21 of our 24 seniors, a record-breaking $1m Derby, and a spectacular Lawrence team on the rise. The program finishes the year with 168 middle and high school students and another 46 in college – 8 who graduated this spring and another 38 on track to do so in the coming years. This September, a new 7th grade Boston team joins the family as well as a fresh cohort of Lawrence students. Our alumni continue to watch over us. Rarely a day goes by when an alumnus/a is not on court or in class helping the next generation. Amidst our ongoing, frenzied program pace and daily dedication to impact the lives of our current students, we also continue to explore the next frontier – a permanent home in Lawrence and an expansion to Providence, Rhode Island. SquashBusters is a program on the move! Thank you for your caring, kindness, and belief in all that we do. Read more
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SquashBusters is a sports-based after-school youth enrichment program located in Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts. We use the sport of squash, in combination with academic enrichment / homework tutoring, community service, school counseling and placement, and summer opportunities to improve the lives of Boston and Lawrence youth. SquashBusters has served more than 500 young people since its 1996 inception. SquashBusters aims to ensure that all its students graduate from high school, and matriculate to and graduate from college. By doing so, its students grow to become healthy, civic-minded, educated adults. We transform the lives of our students and the communities in which they live.
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SquashBusters might be older, but it certainly isn't any slower. As the program enters its 18th year of serving kids, incredible things are happening on all fronts. Enrollment is at an all-time high of 178 Boston and Lawrence students. Fifty wonderful middle schoolers just joined our family after eight weeks of tryouts. This year's graduating senior class is comprised of twenty four young men and women all working hard to apply to college. Our students are studying, exercising, playing tournaments, serving community, visiting private school and college campuses, spending time with mentors and preparing for the SSAT and SAT tests. Two events have been held – the Fall Ball hosted by the Young Leadership Committee and the MashUp, Lawrence's version of the SQB Derby which is slated for May 2 and May 3. The staff is as inspiring as our students – they work incredibly hard and care so much. Our volunteers also keep on coming, ensuring that every SQB student gets the attention they need to flourish. Read more