Support Team Serenade! StreetSquash Newark
Founded in July 2012 and modeled after StreetSquash located in Harlem, NY, StreetSquash Newark is a comprehensive after-school youth enrichment program that combines intensive academic support with squash instruction, one-on-one mentoring, service learning, college access and preparation, and professional development for young people from adolescence through college graduation.
StreetSquash Newark’s mission is to provide consistent, long-term and reliable support to the children, families and schools in Newark. By exposing students to a wide range of opportunities and by maintaining the highest standards, StreetSquash Newark aims to help each child realize his or her academic and personal potential.
To improve academic performance
To develop an ethic of hard work and commitment
To boost self-confidence
To increase school attendance
To ensure young people earn a college degree
To support ongoing personal and professional development
After hosting the Restaurant Serenade Gala in September, we’re revved up and ready to get back in the ring (and on court) on behalf of StreetSquash Newark! In 2016, our inaugural year participating in the Brick City Cup, we finished second in the fundraising competition, with 137 donors coming together to raise a total of $35,706 for the organization. This year, we have our sights set on reaching $40,000. With your help, we are confident that we will reach – and even exceed – this goal!