Serving 3rd Graders through College Graduation
For urban squash students, the program is an intensive, year-round commitment that begins in third grade and concludes with college graduation. Each student will have a minimum of two weekday afternoon ‘practices’ a week which includes one hour of squash practice and one hour of academic tutoring. Each student will also have a weekend practice that will mix squash, character development, cultural exposure, community service, and academic prep.
Over the course of the school year, our students will receive more than 100 hours each of supervised academic and supervised squash instruction, plus at least 10 hours of community service and summer programming. Students are matched with adult mentors who will serve as role models and travel to squash tournaments. Additionally, our location in Over the Rhine gives us the opportunity to make meaningful cultural connections.
CSA will launch in Fall 2014 and began recruiting student-athletes from the third, fourth, and fifth grade from three partner schools. In the Fall of 2015, CSA will expand to high school students in the 7th grade. In each following year, the program will welcome a new class of fourth graders and continue to work with its students as they advance through their school careers. We expect student attrition.