A national model of youth development
The Squash and Education Alliance (SEA) is the umbrella organization for urban squash, the out of school youth development model that combines the sport of squash with academics, mentoring, community service, and college placement for students from low-income families.
In order to become – and remain – a member of SEA, programs are required to meet a range of criteria which demonstrate that they are organizationally sound and that they provide their students with intensive, year-round support. SEA does not control or manage our member programs. The role is to provide a framework in which ideas can be shared and best practices identified. We lead and support member programs through our collective expertise. We leverage our role as a national entity to organize tournaments and camps across the country, to raise funds for member programs and to help start new programs in cities that do not have them.
The first urban squash and education program was launched in Boston in 1996. Today, there are 15 programs accredited by the Squash and Education Alliance that together enroll more than 1,500 elementary, middle, high school and college students. Our goal is for Cincinnati to adapt best practices from each and become a top performer.
StreetSquash, New York
Access Youth Academy, San Diego
Squash Haven, New Haven
Santa Barbara School of Squash, Santa Barbara
Mile High Squash, Denver
Racquet Up, Detroit
Team Members: 24
Beyond Walls, Minneapolis
Urban Squash Cleveland. Cleveland
StreetSquash Newark, Newark
Cincinnati Squash Academy, Cincinnati
Capitol Squash, Hartford
Steel City Squash, Pittsburgh