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

Mission: For Chicago youth who desire and deserve more, MetroSquash combines academic support, competitive squash, and enrichment to empower students to realize their potential and make their mark.

Operating as usual

01/07/2021

Hey MetroSquash Family! If you missed our Woodlawn Holiday Celebration not to worry, we have the full recording here for you to watch and celebrate our students many accomplishments! Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Also, check out these screenshots from our Evanston Holiday Celebration! We were so happy and excited to see so many fam...
01/07/2021

Also, check out these screenshots from our Evanston Holiday Celebration! We were so happy and excited to see so many familiar faces.

Happy New Year, MetroSquash Family! Our amazing Auxiliary is hosting an event in conjunction with Illinois Squash this w...
01/04/2021

Happy New Year, MetroSquash Family! Our amazing Auxiliary is hosting an event in conjunction with Illinois Squash this week Wednesday, the 6th at 6pm. The Inclusion Town Hall will cover equity and access in squash via discussion about the national center and outdoor squash. Please join us!

Hey MetroSquash Families! In an effort to ensure our students feel supported by MetroSquash, our team came together to a...
12/22/2020

Hey MetroSquash Families! In an effort to ensure our students feel supported by MetroSquash, our team came together to assemble and distribute holiday care packages with some awesome goodies inside!

Hey MetroSquash Family! Please enjoy these photos from the Evanston Holiday Celebration. Although this is the first time...
12/17/2020

Hey MetroSquash Family! Please enjoy these photos from the Evanston Holiday Celebration. Although this is the first time we are celebrating our students through Zoom, we still made it exciting and was able to highlight all of our students accomplishments.

MetroSquash is pleased to support our families during the COVID-19 Pandemic and created our "Vestibule of Hope".   Start...
12/11/2020

MetroSquash is pleased to support our families during the COVID-19 Pandemic and created our "Vestibule of Hope". Starting today and next Friday, we've designated these days for families to pick up any of the following items- face masks, healthy snacks and books . Please stop in anytime today 12/11 between 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Hello MetroSquash Families! Please check out the flyer below for details about a food drive happening in the Woodlawn Co...
11/17/2020

Hello MetroSquash Families! Please check out the flyer below for details about a food drive happening in the Woodlawn Community today from 12pm-2pm!

Go Marnee and Kirina!
11/12/2020

Go Marnee and Kirina!

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

Hey MetroSquash Family! Check out our October highlights!
11/04/2020

Hey MetroSquash Family! Check out our October highlights!

Happy Friday MetroSquash Families! In an effort to ensure our post-secondary students feel supported by MetroSquash, our...
10/30/2020

Happy Friday MetroSquash Families! In an effort to ensure our post-secondary students feel supported by MetroSquash, our team came together to assemble and distribute care packages with some useful goodies inside!

MetroSquash programming is back in full swing! During the pandemic, MetroSquash has tailored its programs to meet the ne...
10/29/2020

MetroSquash programming is back in full swing! During the pandemic, MetroSquash has tailored its programs to meet the needs of each of our students. Check out our MetroSquash Evanston fall programs! We're offering in-person solo hitting, virtual squash and fitness, 1:1 tutoring, academic enrichment, and high school placement support.

We had over 1,000 supporters, students, parents, and staff join our very first virtual gala to celebrate the past 15 yea...
10/28/2020
15th Anniversary Gala | Metrosquash

We had over 1,000 supporters, students, parents, and staff join our very first virtual gala to celebrate the past 15 years of successful programming and squash play! Combined with our proceeds from the 2020 MetroSquash Cup, our event raised over $2M - which is our highest Gala revenue to date! We couldn’t have done it without you all, and we thank you for watching live, interacting through our socials, and for supporting us in making this year's Gala a huge success!

If you missed the gala, please check it out here: https://youtu.be/MRnElPSNUl4

If you would like to make a contribution, please go to www.metrosquash.org/gala

15th Anniversary Gala MetroSquash’s 15th Anniversary Gala Please check out our 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala Celebration below! Donate Now Invitation MetroSquash’s 15th Anniversary Gala is going virtual! Please join us on October 22 at 6pm as we celebrate 15 years of transformative impact on Chi...

Don't forget to tune in tonight for our 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala! We hope you will all tune in tonight at 6pm, the ...
10/22/2020

Don't forget to tune in tonight for our 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala! We hope you will all tune in tonight at 6pm, the show is about 45 minutes and is completely free! Visit metrosquash.org/gala, visit our YouTube page, or watch it here from our page live! #MetroSquashChicago

Our 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala is just two weeks away!  On Thursday, October 22 at 6pm CST, please join us as we live...
10/08/2020

Our 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala is just two weeks away! On Thursday, October 22 at 6pm CST, please join us as we livestream our gala celebration at www.metrosquash.org/gala.

While the gala is free to watch, we hope you will consider making a gift so we continue supporting our students and families, especially during this challenging time.

15th Anniversary Virtual Gala: Please join us as we celebrate 15 years of transformative impact! This event will livestr...
10/01/2020

15th Anniversary Virtual Gala: Please join us as we celebrate 15 years of transformative impact!

This event will livestream on Thursday, October 22 at 6pm CST at www.metrosquash.org/gala.

What started with just one class of 10 5th grade students has blossomed into a proven, holistic, long-term program serving over 400 students annually from 5th grade to post-secondary completion in Woodlawn and Evanston.

Join us as we take a look back at the remarkable journey of our students, celebrate 15 years of their incredible achievements, and share the program’s future plans.

In addition, we will announce our 5th Annual MetroSquash Cup Champions and highlight the unique squash competition with commentary by SQUASHTV stars Joey Barrington and Paul Johnson.

If interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ryan Jameson at [email protected]. While the gala is free to watch, we hope you will consider making a gift so we can continue providing significant opportunities for our students.

MetroSquash Evanston is partnering with We Are Behind the Mask as they create a video montage of Evanston students shari...
09/23/2020
Tribute for Evanston Students - Evanston Students Behind the Mask Challenge

MetroSquash Evanston is partnering with We Are Behind the Mask as they create a video montage of Evanston students sharing their experiences in creative artistic forms, as it relates to Covid-19 safety procedures. Read more about it here: https://www.tribute.co/evanston-students/?video=54919462-3de9-248e-d44d-347072400cf5

We're creating a video montage (or "Tribute") for Evanston Students and want you to join us. It will only take you a minute to record your video and you can do it from any device. Click on the link to learn more and submit your video. Thanks!

We would like to shoutout Dakota Newsome, his Mom and sister, Cynthia and Corinne for their help cleaning up our MetroSq...
09/08/2020

We would like to shoutout Dakota Newsome, his Mom and sister, Cynthia and Corinne for their help cleaning up our MetroSquash facility. This is what giving back looks like!

MetroSquash Evanston just wrapped up 6 incredible weeks of virtual summer programming! Each week included both an Academ...
08/04/2020

MetroSquash Evanston just wrapped up 6 incredible weeks of virtual summer programming! Each week included both an Academic theme and a Squash theme. In Academics, students participated in Movie Club, STEM experiments, mindfulness practices, Creative Writing, Book Club, and discussions about healthy peer relationships.

In Squash, students participated in analyzing squash videos, fitness exercises, racquet challenges, and yoga. Thank you to our amazing volunteers and summer partners for the support! We appreciate you!

Mental Health America North Shore - MHANS
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For Arts & Crafts Thursday, Cameron, Jamya, and Arkeith led our campers through how to create a Dream Catcher to finish ...
07/20/2020

For Arts & Crafts Thursday, Cameron, Jamya, and Arkeith led our campers through how to create a Dream Catcher to finish off their first week of camp! They explored all of the ways we can be creative using everyday household items such as paper!

We are excited to see our post-secondary students excelling at their summer internships.  Please check out this post abo...
07/20/2020

We are excited to see our post-secondary students excelling at their summer internships. Please check out this post about our MetroSquash student Liliana Vazquez who is interning at Tellus.

https://www.facebook.com/tellusapp/photos/a.301372910498870/602636150372543/?type=3

There are many hardworking individuals here at Tellus who we want you to get to know! That's why we created our Meet the Team series. Next up, meet Liliana Vazquez:

"Hi, my name is Lili! I am a Marketing & Content intern at Tellus, and I am so excited to be a part of such a great team. In my free time, I’ve been hanging out with my family a lot more recently, I also enjoy playing squash and volleyball and I’ve been trying to learn how to cook because I really love to eat!"

#tellusapp #meettheteam #gettoknowus #squashplayer #marketing #content #intern #volleyball #cooking #eating #family

Monday, July 13 MetroSquash Woodlawn hosted their first day of virtual summer camp. While we miss seeing our students sm...
07/14/2020

Monday, July 13 MetroSquash Woodlawn hosted their first day of virtual summer camp. While we miss seeing our students smiles in person, it was fantastic to have 23 of our middle school students, 8 high school interns, and 6 college interns come together in one space.

The morning started with fitness and for enrichment broke out into two groups, one of which learned new information on hydration and one of which is working on SSAT test prep. We are so proud of our students and thrilled to be working with them this summer!

07/14/2020
End-of-Year Woodlawn Celebration 2020

Last month, Woodlawn hosted its first virtual End-of-Year Celebration where we acknowledged all our graduates, awarded high-achieving students, and celebrated another successful year of programming.

Please view the exciting presentation here: https://youtu.be/ANc1FdeMDc8

On June 25, we hosted our first virtual End-of-Year Celebration where we acknowledged all our middle school, high school, and college graduates, awarded high...

Community food resources starting at 11:00AM today. Please share.
06/27/2020

Community food resources starting at 11:00AM today. Please share.

There's still time to take advantage of the FREE Bike Give-Away. It starts at 12:00PM.
06/27/2020

There's still time to take advantage of the FREE Bike Give-Away. It starts at 12:00PM.

Congratulations, Lili!
06/24/2020
How to Get Your Security Deposit Back

Congratulations, Lili!

A security deposit protects a landlord's money if any of their property is damaged during their renter’s lease period and is typically returned to the renter when their lease is up. However, deductions can be made, so here are a few tips to help ensure you get back your full security deposit!

We are excited to acknowledge and celebrate our middle school, high school, and college graduates tomorrow with these go...
06/22/2020

We are excited to acknowledge and celebrate our middle school, high school, and college graduates tomorrow with these golden boxes of goodies! These packages contain a Class of 2020 tumbler, a handwritten/heartfelt card from a staff member, a MetroSquash graduate t-shirt, pens, highlighters, candy, college bound pins, gift cards, and more!

Hey MetroSquash Fam! Coming at you with a #ThrowbackThursday when some of our student mentee's enjoyed a fun evening pai...
06/19/2020

Hey MetroSquash Fam! Coming at you with a #ThrowbackThursday when some of our student mentee's enjoyed a fun evening painting with their mentors and drinking hot chocolate together. This was a great evening filled with creativity! We truly miss our mentors and students and are hopeful and excited to see you all soon.

Happy Monday MetroSquash Fam! We had another Family distribution on Friday where we gave out facemask, books and light s...
06/15/2020

Happy Monday MetroSquash Fam! We had another Family distribution on Friday where we gave out facemask, books and light snacks, it was great to see each and everyone of you! We love serving you all.

Hey MetroSquash Fam! It's #ShoutoutSaturday and we want to highlight Jalisa Tate, a 6th grader who has been with the pro...
06/14/2020

Hey MetroSquash Fam! It's #ShoutoutSaturday and we want to highlight Jalisa Tate, a 6th grader who has been with the program since she was in 4th grade, Jalisa was scheduled to be the Middle School Student of the Month for April. Due to the pandemic and closure of our building, this was obviously not possible; however, the middle school team still felt strongly about highlighting Jalisa for all of her hard work during her years in the program! Terranika Tate

Hey MetroSquash family, coming at you with a #ThrowbackThursday! Here are some photos from last years Year End Celebrati...
06/11/2020

Hey MetroSquash family, coming at you with a #ThrowbackThursday! Here are some photos from last years Year End Celebration in Woodlawn. Please be on the lookout for new photos of our students - that we will be posting soon! We will still continue to award our students and show their accomplishments from the year - even while in quarantine.

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6100 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL
60637

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(773) 241-5150

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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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I don't know where to start... My 12 year old twins have been going to MetroSquash for a year now and the experience has been tremendously blessing awesome!! :-) My boys LOVE LOVE LOVE IT THERE. Riley, Jas, Julie and Tron have been great. All of the staff for that matter are the best. The staff really cares about the well being of the children because it is not only a job for them but a career that they are passionate about. I thank you all. During this quarantine my children had no computers to use so Ismail delivered laptops that Riley prepared for delivery and Riley made sure that we were doing good by calling us weekly. I love MetroSquash. The children are prepared for high school from the tutoring program that is offered. I can go on and on and on and on about MetroSquash. Thank you staff at MetroSquash South Chicago. I love you guys. MetroSquash has been a total blessing from God to my family.
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The new season means a new year of Chicago Junior Travel Squash! MetroSquash are excited to be hosting 2 events as well as sending our up and coming players to be competing all over Chicago. Please like and share the brand new page! See you all on court :) https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoJTS/?pnref=story
One of our college interns is studying abroad in Paris, France and wanted to bring a piece of MetroSquash along with her! So awesome!!