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MetroSquash

MetroSquash Chicago's urban squash and education program MetroSquash combines academic tutoring and squash instruction for students in the 5th grade through their post-secondary pursuits on the south side of Chicago.

MetroSquash is a member of the National Urban Squash and Education Association.

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Celebrating all of our incredible volunteers! It’s #nationalvolunteerweek which is an annual celebration highlighting vo...
04/20/2022

Celebrating all of our incredible volunteers! It’s #nationalvolunteerweek which is an annual celebration highlighting volunteers and all of the great work they do within their communities. MetroSquash can’t thank our network of volunteers enough for all of the time and commitment that has been dedicated toward helping our students make their mark. We appreciate YOU, everyday!

Whether it’s in the classroom or on the court, MetroSquash needs volunteers! Interested in becoming a volunteer this school year/ summer? Email Katie Lawler at [email protected]!

#makeyourmark #volunteer #nationalvolunteermonth #metrosquash #squash #academics

SEA Team Nationals are HERE! Help cheer on our MetroSquash students as they compete at the Arlen Specter US Squash Cente...
04/08/2022

SEA Team Nationals are HERE! Help cheer on our MetroSquash students as they compete at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia this weekend. Good luck Team MetroSquash!

Tune into live coverage of the event:

April 8 - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJE2m7PYCW36R7y0aFV6vxZ9Y5vRDtbfy
April 9 - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJE2m7PYCW361lS79YdhwgLfc-1rcB8GI
April 10 - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJE2m7PYCW35YDxq2i0MPWkce1lvnVn8j

Students competing in SEA Team Nationals: Mikael (12th), Arkeith (12th), D'Andre (12th), Melvin (11th), Corban (12th), Dylan F. (10th), Robert (11th), Ahmed (10th), Joshua S. (9th), Rom'a (11th), Jamya (11th), Holyn (11th), Heaven (10th), Issys (10th), and Saharah (12th)

#metrosquash #makeyourmark #squash #philadelphia

Demo Day - Evanston is a wrap! Students trying out the program competed in a fun-filled tournament that consisted of squ...
04/06/2022

Demo Day - Evanston is a wrap! Students trying out the program competed in a fun-filled tournament that consisted of squash drills, trivia, and academic activities. MetroSquash students were also in attendance and were great leaders, conducting the drills and being encouraging teammates!

#metrosquash #evanston #ymcaevanston #makeyourmark #squash

MetroSquash Evanston is hosting a Demo Day for students in grades 6th-8th at the McGaw YMCA - Evanston! Learn about the ...
03/30/2022

MetroSquash Evanston is hosting a Demo Day for students in grades 6th-8th at the McGaw YMCA - Evanston! Learn about the program, have some fun, and meet our staff. Interested in learning more or signing up? Email Claudia Larrea at [email protected]. Hope to see you there!

#metrosquash #makeyourmark #evanston #squash #mcgawymca

In honor of Women's History Month, Evanston and Woodlawn students who identify as girls, non-binary, or transgender and ...
03/25/2022

In honor of Women's History Month, Evanston and Woodlawn students who identify as girls, non-binary, or transgender and wanted to be a part of a girls-centered space came together this past week. The students played squash, created vision boards inspired by their unique identities, and shared words of encouragement and empowerment with each other.

#womenshistorymonth #makeyourmark #metrosquash

Meet Zoe L, a MetroSquash student and freshman at Evanston Township High School who is paving the way for the future gen...
03/16/2022

Meet Zoe L, a MetroSquash student and freshman at Evanston Township High School who is paving the way for the future generations! Zoe really enjoys the squash and academic components, but those aren’t the sole reasons for keeping her invested and excited. It's her lasting friendships and the connections she is able to make with others through MetroSquash programming.

Zoe is aware of the responsibility she holds with being part of the first existing class in Evanston. “It’s exciting knowing that I will be a role model for other students.” Zoe received the Squash and Education Alliance’s 2022 Summer School Scholarship to attend a summer program for high school students at the University of Rochester. “I am pretty nervous for the future but I know this is a big opportunity for me. I am excited to work with others and really learn about myself through this new process.”

Everyday, Zoe demonstrates MetroValues and continues to be an advocate for her teammates. MetroSquash is very proud of Zoe’s accomplishments, and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.

Zoe and her squash mates will be attending & competing in The MetroSquash Cup, May 21st, 2022. To learn more or donate to the Cup to help support MetroSquash students, please visiting this link: https://metrosquash.rallybound.org/2022-metrosquash-cup

#metrosquash #makeyourmark #evanston #eths #studentspotlight

MetroSquash students continue to celebrate Women’s History Month by studying influential trailblazers like Frida Kahlo, ...
03/14/2022

MetroSquash students continue to celebrate Women’s History Month by studying influential trailblazers like Frida Kahlo, Susan B Anthony and Kayla Gore.

In enrichment, women in STEM has been the topic of conversation, specifically women who work at NASA. Relating to squash and athletics, students have been conducting discussions and watching short films about past and present women athletes.

Check out some of the short films MetroSquash students have been watching this month:
Lusia Harris, “The Queen of Basketball” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPFkcoTfr7g
Kayla Gore’s episode on “IMPACT With Gal Gadot” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRbxHRWus6g&list=PLivjPDlt6ApRIQM0qFJ15uGH0a-Y0LR9s&index=3

#WomensHistoryMonth #metrosquash #makeyourmark

Happy International Women’s Day! On this day, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of ...
03/08/2022

Happy International Women’s Day! On this day, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women at MetroSquash, our local communities, and globally.

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” -Michelle Obama

#metrosquash #internationalwomensday #womenshistorymonth #makeypurmark

On February 19, 2022, Ernie Lopez, dedicated MetroSquash supporter, started embarking on his second Camino de Santiago w...
03/04/2022

On February 19, 2022, Ernie Lopez, dedicated MetroSquash supporter, started embarking on his second Camino de Santiago walk. He has dedicated this 600 mile 35 day walk to support MetroSquash!

Ernie's latest update: “I have done 160 miles and need to start averaging about 18 miles a day now. Blisters seem to be under control. I will keep walking.” -Ernie Lopez

Today, we are asking you to consider supporting Ernie on this journey by making a donation to his fundraising campaign. All funds raised through this campaign will support MetroSquash students!

Link to donate: https://metrosquash.rallybound.org/ernielopez600milewalk/Donate

#metrosquash #makeyourmark #walkforacause #spain

We’ve wrapped up the Windy City Open! Eight days of jam packed events were hosted at the University Club of Chicago. The...
03/03/2022

We’ve wrapped up the Windy City Open! Eight days of jam packed events were hosted at the University Club of Chicago. The Liz Kutyla-Miner Scholarship Award was presented to our very own, Saharah Webb and directly following, MetroSquash hosted a fun-filled student, staff and board reception. MetroSquash Cup 2022 captains and participants gathered by the doubles courts for a cocktail mixer, and there continued to be many successful days of auctions and Chuck-A-Ball contests with our friends at the PSA Foundation.

MetroSquash is incredibly thankful to be the charity partner for the Windy City Open. What a blast, see you next year!

#metrosquash #makeyourmark #windycityopen #psatour #universityclubofchicago

We’re at the Windy City Open! A great first two days of high energy “Chuck A Ball” contents, student field trips to watc...
02/25/2022

We’re at the Windy City Open! A great first two days of high energy “Chuck A Ball” contents, student field trips to watch squash matches, and a MetroSquash Staff & Aux Board Mixer. Ramping up for the remainder of the open!

#windycityopen #PSAtour #MetroSquash #charitypartner #makeyourmark

The Windy City Open has officially kicked off! MetroSquash is excited for it’s involvement as being one of the charity p...
02/24/2022

The Windy City Open has officially kicked off! MetroSquash is excited for it’s involvement as being one of the charity partners for the event. The Windy City Open will take place 2/23-3/2 at the University Club of Chicago. Let the squash begin!

#windycityopen #psaworldtour #metrosquash #makeyourmark

The Windy City Open is just one week away! To get you ready for the event, listen to this podcast featuring our friends ...
02/16/2022

The Windy City Open is just one week away! To get you ready for the event, listen to this podcast featuring our friends John Flanigan and Yoni Ellous of the University Club of Chicago, as they discuss the Windy City Open and much more.

PODCAST LINK: https://linktr.ee/SquashRadio

EPISODE TITLE: Showdown in Chi-town @ Windy City Open
SHOW: The Break Down on Squash Radio
Co hosts: Conor O’Malley, Bill Buckingham & Paul Johnson
Guest: John Flanigan & Yoni Ellous

#windycityopen #squash #metrosquash #universityclubofchicago #professionalsquash

We’re back! The MetroSquash Cup brings together Chicago’s squash, corporate, and civic communities. Amateur squash playe...
02/09/2022

We’re back! The MetroSquash Cup brings together Chicago’s squash, corporate, and civic communities. Amateur squash players join MetroSquash students and the world’s top professionals to compete on and off the squash courts.

To learn more about the event including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jake Oher at [email protected]!

#metrosquash #makeyourmark #metrosquashcup #squash

Happy Black History Month! As we move through this month, we will share highlights in black history, provide updates on ...
02/01/2022

Happy Black History Month! As we move through this month, we will share highlights in black history, provide updates on MetroSquash programming, and shine a spotlight on our future history makers. Our students!

#BlackHistoryMonth #MakeYourMark #metrosquash

Welcome the new Woodlawn inductees! Over the last few months these news students have invested their time and efforts in...
01/28/2022

Welcome the new Woodlawn inductees! Over the last few months these news students have invested their time and efforts in exemplifying the MetroValues and learning the exciting game of squash. We are happy to welcome them as official members of the MetroSquash team.

Congratulations, Aarion, Ajani, Amari, Andre, Aqeel, Byron, Cadence, Cecillia, Emmanuela, Gabriel, Jada, Jaden, Jelani, Julian, King, Kingston, Micah, Nia, Theophilus, Takira, Tariq, and Xarah!

#makeyourmark #metrosquash #squashlife #squasheducation

Welcome the new Woodlawn inductees! Over the last few months these news students have invested their time and efforts in...
01/28/2022

Welcome the new Woodlawn inductees! Over the last few months these news students have invested their time and efforts in exemplifying the MetroValues and learning the exciting game of squash. We are happy to welcome them as official members of the MetroSquash team.

Congratulations, Aarion, Ajani, Amari, Andre, Aqeel, Byron, Cadence, Cecillia, Emmanuela, Gabriel, Jada, Jaden, Jelani, Julian, King, Kingston, Micah, Nia, Theophilus, Takira, Tariq, and Xarah!

#makeyourmark #metrosquash #squashlife #squasheducation

The PSA World Tour is coming back to Chicago! Grab your tickets and get ready for the Windy City Open. MetroSquash is th...
01/26/2022

The PSA World Tour is coming back to Chicago! Grab your tickets and get ready for the Windy City Open.

MetroSquash is the official charity partner of the Windy City Open. In addition, a MetroSquash female student is awarded the Liz Kutyla- Miner Achievement Scholarship at this event.

Tickets available here: https://www.showpass.com/2022-windy-city-open/

#squash #metrosquash #universityclubchicago #psaworldtour #windycityopen

A fantastic college round robin at MetroSquash this weekend. Thanks to Arizona State University, Northwestern University...
01/24/2022

A fantastic college round robin at MetroSquash this weekend. Thanks to Arizona State University, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, and University of Michigan, for coming out to compete! And a very special thank you to the Jesters for their sponsorship of the event and advocacy of collegiate squash!

#metrosquash #squashlife #northwesternuniversity #northeasternuniversity #universityofmichigan #arizonastateuniversity

MetroSquash Woodlawn is hosting winter tryouts for students in grades 5th and above! This is a great opportunity to lear...
01/21/2022

MetroSquash Woodlawn is hosting winter tryouts for students in grades 5th and above! This is a great opportunity to learn about the program, meet the staff, and join the team. Interested in learning more or signing up? Email Gabby Coombs at [email protected]. Hope to see you there!

#metrosquash #makeyourmark #squashlife #educationandenrichment #WinterTryouts

MetroSquash will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day as we remember and honor the life and legacy of the ...
01/14/2022

MetroSquash will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day as we remember and honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. Dr. King's pursuit of justice and equality for all regardless of their race, religion, nationality, sexual identity, culture or beliefs, and his message of hope, peace and love inspire the work we do. This past year we have taken important steps forward in pursuit of a more equitable, diverse and inclusive community and culture at MetroSquash to ensure that our students feel supported and affirmed in their identities and empowered to realize their potential and become leaders in their communities. We strive to ensure that our staff are supported, valued, connected and empowered to uplift the voices of our young people with a sense of shared purpose and agency. We are excited to share more in the year ahead.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day also marks a national day of service! Get out and engage in your communities by volunteering and sharing his vision.

Want to volunteer or learn more about MetroSquash? Email Katie Lawler at [email protected] !

#martinlutherkingjr #metrosquash #makeyourmark #dayofservice

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Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
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MetroSquash’s ultimate goal is to help our students become healthy adults with economic and social stability. Since our founding in 2005, we have worked to help our students succeed both on and off the court. Our proven model continues to strengthen as the 2019-2020 school year brings our fourth class of college graduates. This past year we served over 400 students.

MetroSquash serves students from 5th grade through college graduation. Student dedicate a minimum of 10 hours per week to the program and their time is equally divided between academic support and the sport of squash.


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Hello Noble Alumni Career Office! MetroSquash is hiring for a High School Coordinator. This person gets to work with our 11th and 12th grade students on postsecondary planning and accessing, as well as our college first years on postsecondary transition success. Let me know if you have any questions or wish to apply! Please share with my fellow alumni.
MetroSquash combines academic support, competitive squash, and enrichment opportunities to empower students! Learn how you can get involved.
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Our MetroSquash Program was able to spend the day at Topgolf this past weekend thanks to funds from The Akesh Experience! For most of the Littles, this was their first time getting the chance to swing a golf club, and they can't wait to go back. A new match was also able to meet for the first time in-person making this event extra special. To learn more about The Akesh Experience and how to contribute, head to bbbschgo.org/akesh. Thank you to the Akesh Experience donors for continuing to make new amazing memories for our matches!
Great to see the Dunlop Squash Chuck-A-Ball Challenge in full swing at the University Club of Chicago 🙌 All proceeds go to the Squash - PSA Foundation & MetroSquash, while the lucky winner gets a signed Dunlop Sonic Core Power racket signed by a #TeamDunlop player ✍️
Do you have any squash courts inside your actual S Cottage Grove venue? If so, how many please? Thanks!
Chicago's MetroSquash is the fifth facility to be accredited as an official US Squash Community Affiliate. Metrosquash joins as the second Regional level Community Affiliate – the highest tier – as more facilities prioritize broader access to squash with the support and encouragement of US Squash. 🗣 "We’ve always been about creating access to the game and using it as a vehicle to expand opportunity. Being a part of the Community Affiliate Network and working with US Squash allows us to amplify everything we do. We want to increase access to allow more people from the community to interact with us at the center. That’s going to support our core mission, which is to serve Chicago youth. The more the community knows about us, and the more the community feels welcome in our facilities, that’s going to make so many more youth want to come and have a life-changing experience through MetroSquash programming and the sport of squash.”-David Kay, MetroSquash CEO 📰: https://ussquash.org/2021/04/chicagos-metrosquash-joins-community-affiliate-network/ #CommunityAffiliateNetwork #CommunitySquash
Phenomenal Staff Highlights! Over the summer, Kirina and Marnee led 6 weeks of virtual summer programming for 36 students. Though online, students received enrichment kits that included their squash racquets, yoga mats, resistance bands, notebooks, art supplies, STEM supplies, and books. Each of the weeks was themed and allowed the students to connect with their MetroSquash teammates while learning something new. Kirina and Marnee also remained committed to supporting our students' families by connecting with them weekly to check-in on their wellness and the need for support! #ThisIsAfterschool
Over the past month, we’ve received some fantastic submissions for our Academic Contest, #SEASpeaks. We challenged students across the network to create a zine about life in quarantine, what has been hard, what has brought joy, what they’ve learned, and what they look forward to doing when this period ends. We’re excited to announce our winners of the challenge and share their submissions! First up is our third place winner Yolanda, a seventh grader from MetroSquash. Congratulations, Yolanda! Our second and first place zines will be shared later this week. Stay tuned. #SEASpeaks #changingthegame #squashandeducation
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This month, SEA launched a new academic challenge, #SEASpeaks. Now through May 31st, we are accepting student submissions for May's challenge to create your own zine (all students) or write a graduation speech for the Class of 2020 (HS seniors only). Shout out to MetroSquash who worked on their zines together. We are excited to see the creative submissions you come up with!!
It's time for another #SquashingTheCurveChallenge! This week, we have MetroSquash's Coach Tron demonstrating our plank with a toss challenge. Grab a squash ball or any object you have handy, get in a high plank position, and toss the ball back and forth. The member program with the highest number of participants will receive a prize from SEA, and the participant with the highest number of tosses will get a special shoutout on social media! Can you beat Tron's 49 tosses? Remember to send us your video submissions in a direct message with your first name and your member program by Monday, May 25th at midnight. #squashingthecurve #changingthegame #squashandeducation