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Description: Helping Chicago Public School kids through squash. METROsquash aims to utilize squash, education, cultural experience, and community service to empower Chicago Public School students to realize their full academic, athletic and personal potential. Its students engage in equal parts squash and academic instruction three days a week after school. In addition, the program provides one-on-one mentoring and weekend activities including squash competitions, community service projects and cultural trips.
Its Success: METROsquash has proven that programming provides transformative results for Chicago Public School students, with 100% high school graduation rate and 100% college acceptance rate to four year colleges and universities. All 12 METROsquash 8th grade students are headed to their best-matched high schools. To date, METROsquash has helped place over 60 students in their best matched high schools, including six boarding schools, both locally and nationally.
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If you are interested and want to know more, visit http://www.metrosquash.org/