Founded in July 2012 and modeled after StreetSquash located in Harlem, NY, StreetSquash Newark is a comprehensive after-school youth enrichment program that combines intensive academic support with squash instruction, one-on-one mentoring, service learning, college access and preparation, and professional development for young people from adolescence through college graduation.
StreetSquash Newark’s mission is to provide consistent, long-term and reliable support to the children, families and schools in Newark. By exposing students to a wide range of opportunities and by maintaining the highest standards, StreetSquash Newark aims to help each child realize his or her academic and personal potential.
To improve academic performance
To develop an ethic of hard work and commitment
To boost self-confidence
To increase school attendance
To ensure young people earn a college degree
To support ongoing personal and professional development