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
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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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This spring has been busy, fun and productive at SquashBusters. The MFS Derby was a resounding success, raising almost $750,000. The group travelled to the Berkshires and Williams College for NUSEA's annual urban squash championship. Lawrence continues to thrive with a year-ending attendance rate of 95% and plans to grow next fall. 25 alums returned to welcome our outgoing graduates into the SQB Alumni Society. And 16 of 16 seniors confirmed their college plans for next fall. Enjoy the update and thank you for supporting SquashBusters. Read more