During this holiday season, SquashBusters has much to be thankful for. Our program has touched the lives of thousands of people, young and old. Our youngest participants are 11 years old and our most senior alumni are 32 years old – the same age that Greg was when SQB was founded. Nearly 20 years of success with Boston youth is now translating itself into our wildly popular and expanding Lawrence program. The National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) is throwing an NYC bash, in celebration of our two decades and the expansion of the SQB model to 17 other cities. Closer to home, we're proud to welcome our newest 47 family members – 33 Boston 7th graders and 14 Lawrence 6th graders. Last but surely not least, two major Quilos (SQB word for Shout Out): to our Boston HS Ambassadors who have taken hold of the leadership reigns and made the program stronger and to all MashUp players and supporters who contributed just under $200,000 to support SQB Lawrence. Thank you! 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' 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