Every student will develop a deep sense of character and personal integrity.
SquashBusters students learn the value of giving back to their communities through regular community service projects.
They also have opportunities to lead within this community, as team captains, Student Ambassadors, or members of Female Athletes Stick Together (F.A.S.T.).
During the summer, SquashBusters facilitates opportunities for our students to broaden their horizons through external squash, academic and recreational camps, as well as jobs and internships.
Students commitment to complete at least 2 community service projects per year – some of these projects might include:
- The SQB Ambassadors Program, which gives students the opportunity to plan SquashBusters community events and represent their peers to the community
- Other leadership opportunities, including Team Captains and Female Athletes Stick Together (F.A.S.T.), a group of girls in the Boston program dedicated to strengthening the female athlete culture at SQB
- Opportunities for high schoolers to serve as role models to younger participants by volunteering at middle school practices or working as counselors at SquashBusters’ summer programs
- Field trips each year for each grade level to places like TripAdvisor HQ for a career exploration trip and Mount Monadnock for hiking and team-building activities
- Internal summer programs offering squash, academics, and field trips for middle school students and intensive squash squads for high school students
- Brokered opportunities, including squash squads, academic programs, sleepaway camps and internships – each summer, more than 75 SquashBusters students are connected to experiences like:
- Internships and travel to Kenya and Tanzania through Grand Circle Foundation’s Next Generation Leaders
- Academic programs at prestigious schools like Hotchkiss School and Phillips Exeter Academy through Squash and Education Alliance (SEA)
- Squash camps at Dartmouth College, Deerfield Academy, MIT and Williams College through partners SEA, TOG, and Thierry Lincou
- SEA’s Citizenship Tour, a trip to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. to meet national leaders like Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker, NBC Nightly New Anchor Lester Holt, and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
- 2-week camperships at Camp Dudley, West End House Camps and YMCA summer camps including Camp Woodstock and Camp Lawrence
- Mentoring and life-changing travel to places like Costa Rica and the Florida Keys with Summer Search
- College-level English and mathematics courses with SCS Noonan Scholars and Northeastern University’s MathPOWER