What is Urban Squash Cleveland?

Urban Squash Cleveland is an after school enrichment program for inner-city Cleveland youth. We combine academic support, instruction in the sport of squash, community service, mentoring, and life skills to positively impact the lives of middle and high school children in Cleveland.



This fascinating sport provides students with the opportunity of staying healthy, and developing all of the invaluable skills and values that squash requires, including endurance, coordination, physical and mental awareness, hard work and discipline.



Through homework help, academic tutoring, supplemental work, speakers, field trips, and supplemental lessons, USC aids students in achieving at or above state guidelines and works to inspire a lifelong love of learning.



USC works to prepare students for the future. Students engage in community service, health and wellness programming, and overnight trips. Takeaways include pathways to better health, an understanding and desire to give back to their community, self-confidence, team bonding, and benefits of experiential learning.


Don't take it from us, hear from our athletes:


5th Grade

"I love being able to meet new friends and travel with the team!"


7th Grade

"This is my third year at Urban Squash Cleveland. They help you with your homework and stuff. My favorite part is the tournaments."


6th Grade

"I want to go to Ohio State University or Case. Urban Squash Cleveland is going to help me do that."


6th Grade

"Squash is the best. We get to go to Chicago. We played against kids from different states."