It certainly was a year like no other. But SQB dug deep, worked hard, and persevered. We are excited to take what we learned this year about determination, resourcefulness, imagination, and friendship into a new year.
The usual crowded van rides, boast-drive sessions, and chock-filled calendars have been replaced by Zoom fitness classes and online tutoring, but SQB remains programmatically strong and focused. At every turn, our goal continues to be in-person interactions with our students and we’ve done this hundreds of times over this year in small group PODs and one-on-one get-togethers.
Without access to our usual facilities, SquashBusters Lawrence fully bought into the Season 1 theme of Discovery and Exploration. In our pursuit to find meaningful ways to spend time together without normal classrooms or courts, we got creative and, in the process, discovered new activities and sports that we will undoubtedly continue to do long after things return to normal.
Enjoy some program highlights from early this year.
The 2019-2020 School Year is off to an exciting start!
It was another exciting and successful year at SQB Lawrence.
Each summer, SquashBusters connects our students to life-changing opportunities to travel, learn, and play - including the Urban Squash Citizenship Tour. Check out the blog post from Kiara, SQB Boston '18, about being a part of this year's Tour!
In its sixth year, SquashBusters Lawrence is fully grown with nearly 100 students in grades 6-12, and our very first graduates are college-bound - setting the stage for future success in classes to come.
Halfway through the 2017-2018 program year, SquashBusters keeps going and growing. A brand-new team of Providence sixth-graders signs on, the Posse Foundation selects an SQB senior for the third year in a row, and Boston's varsity team heads down to Philly for their first-ever high school nationals. Meanwhile, the Derby's just around the corner!
Six years after the launch of SquashBusters Lawrence, the Eagle Tribune checks in to see the program's growth and its long-term impact on its very first students, who will be heading off to college in the fall.
Brooks School and North Andover Country Club
The SquashBusters Lawrence MashUp, sponsored by Anbaric Development Partners, was an enormous success thanks to the efforts of the local squash and platform tennis community.