For Chicago youth who desire and deserve more, MetroSquash combines academic support, competitive squash, and enrichment opportunities to empower students to realize their potential and make their mark.
MetroSquash was founded in 2005 as an out-of-school time program for Chicago Public School students. The first MetroSquash class consisted of 10 fifth grade students, with the program operating out of rented space from the University of Chicago. Since the opening of the Hussain MetroSquash Center in 2015, MetroSquash has been able to serve over 500 students per year.
On average, students dedicate 10 hours per week to MetroSquash and that time is equally divided between academics and squash. We focus on four main outcomes: 1) increasing academic achievement, 2) improving health and wellness, 3) providing career and life skills training, and 4) engaging families in support of student. To date, MetroSquash has experienced a 100% high school graduation rate, 100% college acceptance rate, 100% college enrollment rate, and 88% of students are on track to graduate college.
The success of our program would not be possible without the support of our volunteers, mentors and community partners. Check out our latest Annual Report for our latest results and partnership news.
If you are interested in learning more about our program, or looking for ways to get involved, please visit our website at metrosquash.org