Grant to Fund New Facility in San Diego

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Hope, inspiration and a path to success for students in Southeast San Diego. SAN DIEGO, CA, May 13, 2019 — The non-profit Access Youth Academy has received a $5.5 million grant from the City of San Diego’s Department of Housing and Urban Development to help fund the construction of a new facility in south east […]

Congratulations Access Class of 2024!

Congratulations Access Class of 2024!

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On Saturday, June 9th, Access Youth Academy celebrated the graduation of our 11 seniors. More than 50 staff, students, family members, and supporters came together to recognize the seniors for their hard work, inspire the younger students to carry on the positive example of the graduating class, and help all of our students feel the […]

Access Gala 2017 Registration Open!

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Reserve your spot today and join us at our 2017 Gala and Silent Auction! For additional information, contact Jason Tucker, Development Director at (858) 860-5688 or   DATE: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 LOCATION: Paradise Point Resort and Spa, Mission Bay TIME: 5:00 pm – VIP Reception 6:00 pm – Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour 7:30 pm – Welcome & Dinner 8:00 […]

Urban Squash Students Selected To Attend Prestigious College Programs

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Two local San Diego students have been selected as the National Urban Squash Association (NUSEA)’s nominees for summer academic opportunities at two of the most illustrious private schools in the Atlantic Northeast. Sabrina Herrera from Paradise Hills (92139) and Lexa Lara from Shelltown (92113) were selected along with an additional 34 underserved students from across […]


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  SIX NEW ACCESS GRADUATES TO JOIN ILLUSTRIOUS COLLEGES ON THE BACK OF NEARLY 1 MILLION DOLLARS IN INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIPS Access Youth Academy has announced its 4th graduating class and their college acceptances. The six students, Anais O.  (UCSD), Chelsie D. (Colorado College), Kevin C. (Denison), Kevin L. (Wesleyan), Sarabi R. (Cal – Berkeley), and […]

Sarabi Featured in the Washington Post

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Urban Squash Citizen Tour broadens the reach of the sport and of community service Sarabi Rodriguez, a rising high school senior from San Diego, right, is one of 22 teens from the Urban Squash Citizenship Tour. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) By Chelsea Janes and Jacqueline Kantor , The Washington Post, All MetSports, July 24 […]

Renato Paiva Named 2011 Coach of the Year

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  WASHINGTON, D.C. | OCTOBER 7, 2011 Access Youth Academy’s Renato Paiva was honored as a 2011 Coach of the Year award winner in a Washington, D.C. reception held by the national youth sports organization, Up2Us, and the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports & Childhood Obesity Task Force. The Coach of the Year contest is a […]