Student Application

Steel City Squash is a college oriented program. Our goal is to equip students with the skills, both academic and social, required to perform at the highest level in elite colleges and universities across the country. This goal requires a long-term, intensive approach and will include the following:

  • Intensive academic support and skills building
  • Social-emotional and character building
  • Squash, fitness and health instruction
  • Free to participate
  • Free transportation provided


Activities Include:

  • Daily homework assistance
  • Weekly academic enrichment and skills building
  • Daily fitness and squash training
  • Monthly travel opportunities around the country
  • Monthly community service activities
  • Five-week Summer Program
  • Scholarship opportunities for summer and school year programs

 


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Getting Started

Steel City Squash holds 5 tryout Blocks each year that provide an opportunity for students, families and SCS to determine if the program is a good fit. Each Block is 6 weeks in length. Parents or guardians should complete the application for their child to participate in a Block. Applications are available at partner schools’ main offices, Steel City Squash offices, or digitally below. After completing the application, a Steel City Squash staff member will contact the parent or guardian about the next steps. Parents and guardians MUST ATTEND an open house with their child before he or she can begin a Steel City Squash Block. At the end of the Block, if the student is selected to be part of the team, they will earn the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the program – academic support, squash, travel, community service and mentoring.

*Participation is free and transportation is provided.

Schedule of Tryouts

Block 1: September 10 - October 19

Application Deadline:

September 5, 2018

Steel City Squash Open House:

September 7, 2018, 3pm-6pm

September 8, 2018, 9am-1pm

Block 2: October 29 - December 7

Application Deadline:

October 24, 2018

Steel City Squash Open House:

October 26, 2018, 3pm-6pm

October 27, 2018, 9am-1pm

Block 3: January 7, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Application Deadline:

January 2, 2019

Steel City Squash Open House:

January 4, 2019, 3pm-6pm

January 5, 2019, 9am-1pm

Block 4: February 25, 2019 – April 5, 2019

Application Deadline:

February 20, 2019

Steel City Squash Open House:

February 22, 2019, 3pm-6pm

February 23, 2019, 9am-1pm

Block 5: April 29, 2019 – June 7, 2019

Application Deadline:

April 24, 2019

Steel City Squash Open House:

April 26, 3pm-6pm

Program Partners

The Steel City Squash family extends far beyond the students, volunteers and staff who meet every week. We could not do the work we do without the dedicated support and leadership of our Board of Directors, The University of Pittsburgh, and other partners.