MetroSquash, a South Side nonprofit serving 5th - 8th graders, is seeking responsible, dedicated volunteers to help support day-to-day programming operations on the squash court, in the classroom, and at activities and events.
MetroSquash engages underserved Chicago youth in Woodlawn through academic support, squash and wellness, mentoring, enrichment, and community service to develop high-school-ready middle schoolers, college-ready high schoolers, and career-ready adults.
Using squash, academics, mentoring and life skills development, MetroSquash supports students in finding and graduating from their best-fit post-secondary pursuit. Students in 5th through 12th grade learn the fast-paced game of squash, improve their academic performance, perform community service and participate in the MetroSquash mentor program.
With only 12 full-time staff and over 125 students in the school-year program, MetroSquash relies heavily on responsible, dedicated volunteers to help support day to day programming operations on the court and in the classroom. On the squash court, this will allow students to improve at a much faster rate than in a group setting by receiving positive feedback, praise, and one-on-one instruction. In the classroom, students benefit most from the increased attention of one-on-one tutoring. Volunteers can also participate by chaperoning weekend activities and by volunteering at events.
Review opportunities on MetroSquash's website.
6100 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
- Charlie Merrill