First State Squash is an out-of-school program that delivers critical academic, athletic and youth development programming to Wilmington youth. FSS team members attend practices three-days-a-week during the school year and 20 practices in the summer. Each session includes squash instruction, academic support (homework help and literacy-based enrichment) and a healthy snack.
The program currently works alongside 65 students in 5th through 10th grades from ten Title I middle and high schools in Wilmington, DE.
First State Squash is tuition-free and this is only made possible by our thoughtful community of supporters. Your support helps ensure First State Squash:
- offers individualized High School placement support to our 8th grade cohorts
- provides transportation to (and occasionally from) our team members' various schools
- continues our growth in the Wilmington community and is positioned to serve 85 students by December 2024
We greatly appreciate you considering a gift and your belief in our mission!
About First State Squash
Mission: First State Squash’s mission is to empower first-generation Wilmington youth to reach their goals as students, athletes and citizens by providing long-term, intensive support and transformative opportunities through education, mentoring, service and squash. Throughout middle and high school, First State Squash seeks to provide participants programming enabling them to make informed decisions on their higher education options.