Programmes We support
ACCESS YOUTH ACADEMY
Access Youth Academy was created in 2006 to transform the lives of underserved youth through academic mentorship and urban squash in San Diego, California.
In a 12-year commitment that begins in 7th grade, Access students embark on a curriculum of intellectual, physical, and social development where academic enrichment, sports training, and financial support combine to help them realize their full potential. Currently they boast a 100% graduation rate from High School, 100% College acceptance rate & also hold 13 national title wins in squash across different age groups
SQUASH SIN LIMITES
Squash Sin Limites (which translates as Squash Unlimited) is based in Cordoba, Argentina, and is a brand new charity launched late 2020. The programme was inspired by the model of community squash programmes that can be seen internationally below. They will use squash, education and personal development to improve quality of life for local underserved children.
Squash Sin Limites presents a slightly different and new angle. Instead of focusing on one particular hub of operation, they seek to establish a strong network of coaches that can operate at various centres for sport. The game of squash will be adapted where necessary with innovative court creations to ensure its inclusion with other well known sports.
Squash Dreamers is dedicated to training Syrian refugees and underprivileged Jordanian girls in Amman to become competitive squash players. They also provide English language education with the hopes of enrolling them in schools and University’s with squash programmes.
Of the Syrian refugees in Jordan, 232,500 are school-aged children, but only 145,000 are attending schools. The influx of students has placed a burden on Jordan’s education system. As a result, both Syrian refugee and underprivileged Jordanian youth are receiving a sub-par education in Jordan that grants little to no access to higher education or job opportunities after graduation. According to USAID, “Jordan continues to have one of the world’s lowest rates of women’s workforce participation at only 13.2 percent” (2017).
SQUASH PARA TODOS
Through the daily operations of Squash Para Todos, their main objectives are oriented around reducing poverty, seeking a good quality education, and supporting good health and wellbeing for the population they serve around them in El Salvador. Using squash, education, and the development of specific skills, they hope to bring new opportunities to the underserved communities of El Salvador.
The programme seeks to upskill their students and support them on their path towards achieving the goals they aspire to reach both academically, athletically and occupationally.
SquashBond aims to teach life skills and leadership through the game of squash. The programme brings together children from diverse segments of Israeli society to foster personal growth and cross-cultural cooperation. It also enables children to rise above economic and cultural, ethnic, religious boundaries to become empathetic future leaders of Israeli society, all whilst developing a love of squash that will stay with them for their whole lives.
Based in India, Khelshala is committed to enhance the future of underprivileged children building life skills through Sports, Academics, and Yoga, for their wellbeing. This is Khelshala’s S.A.Y. Programme.
By introducing a lifetime sport like squash or tennis, Khelshala attracts children to the programme and helps them develop teamwork, responsibility and character.
Squashinhos is a sports and educational development project which helps children from the communities of Rio De Janeiro. Three times a week they give English and squash lessons to the kids. The communities in Rio De Janeiro suffer due to a lack of social projects and with the creation of the Squashinhos they will create a social and healthy learning environment for these children, opening their eyes to another world.
They don’t just want to form athletes, they want to help children enter the workforce and graduate from high school. Which will give them a secure future away from drugs and weapons.
The South African programme aims to engage kids from previously disadvantaged communities in an intensive and long term experience, incorporating squash, fitness, tutoring, community service and mentoring in order to change children’s lives for better.
Egoli squash is a registered public benefit outreach programme of Central Gauteng Squash and uses the sport of squash to curb the vicious cycle of poverty and crime for disadvantaged youth aged 8-18 years from the communities of Alexandra, Soweto and the inner-city.
Rackets Cubed is a UK registered charity providing an after-school enrichment programme running at the Roehampton Club in South West London. Founded in late 2016, Rackets Cubed currently serves 60 primary school children from Sacred Heart School and strives to provide them with significant extra-curricular support through an integrated sports, educational and nutrition programme.
SQUASH URBANO COLOMBIA
Located in Cartagena, Colombia, Squash Urbano follows an ‘inch wide, mile deep’ approach to youth programming and strive to have a transformative impact on the lives of their participants.
Their programmes combine squash with academics, mentoring, community service, and college placement. Their intensive, year-round programming, which takes places after school, on the weekends and in the summer, engages students until they finish their schooling.