Washington DC is finally getting close to organizing a comprehensive urban youth program based in DC! An Urban Youth Program brings squash coaching and academic tuition to underserved DC youth.
There is much support for urban youth squash programming nationally under the auspice of NUSEA http://www.nationalurbansquash.org/
And from First Lady Michelle Obama http://www.nationalurbansquash.org/first-lady/
At its core, the program strives to build confidence and self-esteem and provide opportunities for personal development and college admission. The program includes mentoring and a community service aspects.
We have a 501c3 set up, identified 3 possible venues in DC, one of which is a massive school/ community center redevelopment and another that could fit two courts – both close to target population so transport will not be an issue. If you would like to be involved in discussing and developing an urban youth squash program please contact Connie Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org