We are deeply grateful to our partners for their generous contributions of time, goods, and financial support – all of which allow us to serve San Diego’s most vulnerable youth every day. Together, we address challenging situations and successfully leverage our combined resources to provide essential programming and services. With support from our partners, Access can continue to fund existing programs and offer new services in response to emerging needs.
Access Youth Academy is honored to be recognized as an official US Squash Community Affiliate. Our shared values and mission to level the playing field align perfectly with our plans to broadly expand the reach of squash in the San Diego area and provide access to the benefits of the sport for those who otherwise would not have it.
The goal of the US Squash Community Initiative is to provide access and lifelong engagement in squash to people spanning the entire socio-economic spectrum, fostering lasting relationships across generations, genders, races and religions and building a lasting and diverse community rooted in shared values.
Building off a strong foundation of traditional club and school-based models, squash communities of the future will be built around multi-purpose facilities which integrate a full range of programming. These community squash centers, featuring both indoor and outdoor courts, will dramatically increase access to the sport and bring a growing and diverse community together.
This evolution of the sport requires investments in infrastructure to support the efforts of squash leaders nationwide, and to make gains in access sustainable. The US Squash Community Initiative, anchored by the Community Affiliate Network, will stimulate and support the establishment of centers nationwide.
Harrow Sports is a leading manufacturer of squash, field hockey, lacrosse, and racquet sports equipment, bags and apparel, as well as footwear, and custom apparel.Founded in 2000, Harrow revolutionized the racquet industry by offeringunprecedented customization. Harrow has become a global specialty sports powerhouse, capitalizing on its market share positions in North America and beyond.
MetroSquash launched in 2005 serving 10 fifth grade students and utilizing University of Chicago squash courts and nearby classroom space. Today, MetroSquash serves over 400 students from middle school through post-secondary completion at two locations. We are proud to have a permanent home in Woodlawn at the corner of 61st and Cottage Grove which opened in 2015 thanks to the generous support from the Chicago’s squash and civic community. The Hussain MetroSquash Center is Chicago’s largest squash facility and features 7 singles squash courts, 1 doubles squash court, 4 classrooms, office space, and a social work office. In 2018 MetroSquash began serving students in Evanston utilizing squash courts at the McGaw YMCA. The program’s long term plans include a permanent home in Evanston and expansion to Chicago’s West Side.space, and a social work office. In 2018 MetroSquash began serving students in Evanston utilizing squash courts at the McGaw YMCA. The program’s long term plans include a permanent home in Evanston and expansion to Chicago’s West Side.