I am so excited to be an Urban Squash Ambassador. The urban squash programs do an amazing job of creating life-changing opportunities for the kids in their programs.
Because I love squash so much, I think it is incredibly cool that we can use squash as a platform from which to give kids in low income communities the support they need to realize their full potential.
Of course, all the participants in the urban squash programs learn to play squash. Equally important, they receive academic support and health and fitness instruction; they participate in community service and travel outside their local communities; they learn about leadership and citizenship; and they receive guidance to help make positive choices for themselves.
There are programs in 19 US Cities and four programs abroad; they are connected to each other through the National Urban Squash Education – Association
I am a volunteer Mentor at SquashBusters in Boston, where I live, and I will be playing on the Women’s Team in their SquashDerby fundraiser. I encourage you to support your local urban squash program by making a donation and/or becoming a volunteer.