A Record Setting Year!
Congratulations, graduates! With the close of the school year, the SquashWise community came together for an inspiring virtual ceremony where we honored our senior class (watch the video here!) and gave out awards for Rookie of the Year, Student of the Year, and many other achievements.

All seven of our Class of 2020 high school seniors - 100% - are college-bound , headed to a variety of institutions, including Morehouse College, Dickinson College, St. Mary’s College, Bowie State University, University of Baltimore, and the Community College of Baltimore County. When our coaches delivered graduation care packages to all of our seniors, each graduate made a video to share their college plans and give advice to their peers, encouraging them to reach for their dreams.

This year, a whopping 94% of the students in our 8th grade class are headed to high schools with competitive entrance requirements , including Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore City College, Bard High School Early College, Baltimore School for the Arts, Gilman School, Calvert Hall, McDonogh School, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and Archbishop Curley! This is the highest rate of acceptance that we have seen over the course of the past decade.

Each and every day, our students inspire us by showing their commitment to their goals, their support of their teammates, and their development as student-athletes. Big congratulations to all of them!

Even though graduations have come and gone, our work doesn't stop! Fitness, enrichment, and connection will continue with our 4-week virtual summer camp. More than 30 middle schoolers have signed up, and nearly all of our high schoolers have secured YouthWorks placements to expand their horizons this summer, including placements at SmartyScholars (SAT prep), Art With a Heart, Bet on Baltimore (Dent Education), Countdown to College (KIPP), and assistant counselor positions at SquashWise's camp.
Matching Grant Accomplished & New Goal!
You are awesome! Why? We have already met the $5,000 matching grant challenge  from the Squash and Education Alliance, which means that we are   increasing our goal to raise another $5,000  through July 31st! Through our work and your generosity, we have remained closely connected to our students who are learning and exercising at home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for making your gift .  All donors who give at least $50 between now and July 31st will receive a custom SquashWise bandana - use it as your COVID-19 mask and share your SquashWise pride!

We look forward to sharing with you all of the good work that your generosity enables!
Anti-Racism and Social Justice at SquashWise
A view of a recent youth-led protest from a SquashWise alumnus
At SquashWise, we stand in strong support of Black Lives Matter and social justice . We are constantly working within our organization to promote equity and practice anti-racist strategies. SquashWise granted its staff administrative time off to participate, by choice, in volunteerism, social justice action, and/or reflection. Some joined our students at a youth-led protest for Black Lives Matter. We are proud of their personal commitments to advancing equity and justice.

Keep an eye out for future announcements with ways to further engage with us as we continue this work. We have some interesting opportunities in development. Get in touch with our Executive Director, Abby Markoe , if you want to be a thought partner.
We're Partnering with Boast & Drive!
If you’re bouncing off the walls and missing squash…we have your antidote!

Boast & Drive is a strategic card game for 2-6 players (ages 8+) bringing the suspense and excitement of a squash match to your living room. Complete your rally before your opponents do. First to 11 wins! 

Use offer code SQUASHWISE at checkout for 10% off your entire order. Visit www.boastanddrive.com/buy/ to purchase. With your purchase, Boast & Drive will make a donation to a member program of the Squash and Education Alliance. Make sure to select "SquashWise" to direct the donation our way!
Your Gift Creates Connection and Support for SquashWise Students
A copy of the current financial statement of Baltimore SquashWise, Inc. is available by request to: 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Ste. 103, Baltimore, MD 21211;  donations@baltimoresquashwise.org ; or by calling 443-682-7126. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.