Access Youth Academy

Our Mission

We believe every child should have equal access to achieve their full potential

Our mission is to transform the lives of underserved youth through academic enrichment, health and wellness, social responsibility and leadership through squash.

8 Years at Access

Over 460 hours per year of academic support: tutoring, mentoring, standardized test prep, college selection and application assistance, career-focused learning experiences, mental and physical health & lifestyle wellness activities.

Athletic training and financial support needed to succeed in regional & national squash competitions.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

Access continues to support students in college through semester care packages, bi-monthly check-ins, ongoing financial aid and internship assistance, and any academic or emotional needs that arise.

2 Years Post-College

For our college graduates, we provide financial literacy education, resume support, job interview coaching, and networking opportunities, all highly individualized to suit each of our young professional’s career and graduate study goals.

Tools for Transformation

The four pillars of Access Youth Academy

Impact: Success Stories at Access Youth Academy

Hanna's Story

Class of 2019

“Access changed my life. It helped me become a better student, a better athlete and a better person.”

William's Story

Class of 2020

"I didn't know what career path I wanted. Access transformed my life. I know who I am and what I want to do now."

Reyna's Story

Class of 2019

“Access gave me the tools to succeed. I look forward to contributing to my community.”

Yan's Story

Class of 2021

“Luckiest girl in the world. Thank you Access for all you have done for me when I was younger!"

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A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to transform the lives of underserved youth. Access was founded in 2006 by Greg Scherman and Chris Walker, who believed the San Diego community could benefit from an urban squash program that provided opportunity and support unlike any other non-profit in the region.

Federal Tax-ID (EIN) 20-5119659

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