College Counseling

SquashBusters offers comprehensive college preparation and placement support.

College Counseling

SquashBusters students benefit from early and frequent exposure to higher education. As a result, they develop college-going identities and ambitions.

Students in each grade level explore campuses near and far through SquashBusters-organized visits. In addition, students travel to competitions at places like Harvard University and Amherst College, and have opportunities to visit and practice with college teams.

As high school juniors, students complete a year-long SAT prep course with a proven track record in helping SquashBusters youth improve their scores. During their senior year, each student is matched with an individual volunteer mentor. Along with SquashBusters staff, each mentor provides closeguidance through the entire college application process – from identifying potential schools, to writing and editing their personal essay, to securing a generous financial aid package. SquashBusters staff and college mentors are there each step of the way.

The support does not stop once our students enroll in college.SquashBusters’ College and Alumni Success team continues to supportalumnithrough frequent check-ins and scholarship opportunities.

There are currently 70 SquashBusters alumni in college.

“SquashBusters made the college application process easy because I received individual attention. I like the fact that the college process was built right into the program, so that I could come work and ask questions. The staff knows me so well and gave me the support I needed.”

– Paulo DaMoura, Boston University ’16