Squash + Education Alliance

A National Model of Youth Development
The Squash + 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 public school students from low-income families.

Urban squash’s intensive, year-round programming, which takes places after school, on the weekends and in the summer, engages students from the time they join in elementary or middle school until they graduate from college. Following an ‘inch wide, mile deep’ approach to youth development, SEA programs strive to have a transformative impact on the lives of their participants.

The first urban squash and education program was launched in Boston in 1996. Today, there are 20 programs accredited by SEA that together enroll more than 2,000 elementary, middle, high school and college students.

SquashBusters
Boston
Founded: 1996

SquashWise
Baltimore
Founded: 2007

StreetSquash
New York
Founded: 1999

Mile High Squash
Denver
Founded: 2007

SquashSmarts
Philadelphia
Founded: 2000

Racquet Up
Detroit
Founded: 2010

CitySquash
Bronx
Founded: 2002

SquashDrive
Oakland
Founded: 2010

METROsquash
Chicago
Founded: 2005

Beyond Walls
Minneapolis
Founded: 2011

Santa Barbara School of Squash
Santa Barbara
Founded: 2006

StreetSquash Newark
Newark
Founded: 2012

Access Youth Academy
San Diego
Founded: 2006

Urban Squash Cleveland
Cleveland
Founded: 2012

Squash Haven
New Haven
Founded: 2006

Cincinnati Squash Academy
Cincinnati
Founded: 2014

International Affiliates

Egoli Squash
South Africa
Founded: 2009

Urban Squash Toronto
Canada
Founded: 2010

Khelshala
India
Founded: 2009

Squash Urbano Colombia
Colombia
Founded 2014