It's a new fall and a new look for SquashWise! Our outdoor clubs kicked off this week with beautiful weather and smiling - if masked - faces, and our vibrant virtual programming includes a diverse course catalog of academics, enrichment, fitness, and much-needed social time. We can't tell you enough how awesome it feels to be back together.
After a successful online summer program, we're offering an exciting new hybrid model which allows for in-person athletic programs as well as virtual clubs. We're running outdoor racquet sports like pickleball and crossminton, fitness sessions, and hiking. Pickleball in particular has blossomed in popularity over the course of COVID, with many squash players enjoying how the game allows for outdoor play and social distancing. We look forward to returning to indoor squash when the time is right, but for now, coaches and students are enjoying learning new racquet sports together!
Our dynamic online academic and enrichment programming includes electives like Creative Writing, Student Leadership Council, Social Justice Club, Tutoring and more. Beyond these sessions, every enrolled student will participate in biweekly academic advising and social time with other students and coaches. 'Breakfast Club' and 'Lunch Bunch' offer pure social time for students, which is hugely missing during an all-virtual school schedule. We are thrilled that more than 70 students in grades 6-12 have enrolled in our fall program, including six younger siblings of returning students!
We are so excited to be back together this fall! More than ever before, the support of our donors keeps us moving forward during these challenging times. If you are inspired by our fall program and are in a position to make a contribution, please visit our fall campaign page and help us reach our goal to raise $10,000 to support our new programs. Many thanks to those of you who have already helped keep our momentum going!