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We are deeply grateful to our partners for their generous contributions of time, goods, and financial support – all of which allow us to serve San Diego’s most vulnerable youth every day. Together, we address challenging situations and successfully leverage our combined resources to provide essential programming and services. With support from our partners, Access can continue to fund existing programs and offer new services in response to emerging needs.

Access Youth Academy is honored to be recognized as an official US Squash Community Affiliate. Our shared values and mission to level the playing field align perfectly with our plans to broadly expand the reach of squash in the San Diego area and provide access to the benefits of the sport for those who otherwise would not have it.

The goal of the US Squash Community Initiative is to provide access and lifelong engagement in squash to people spanning the entire socio-economic spectrum, fostering lasting relationships across generations, genders, races and religions and building a lasting and diverse community rooted in shared values.

Building off a strong foundation of traditional club and school-based models, squash communities of the future will be built around multi-purpose facilities which integrate a full range of programming. These community squash centers, featuring both indoor and outdoor courts, will dramatically increase access to the sport and bring a growing and diverse community together.

This evolution of the sport requires investments in infrastructure to support the efforts of squash leaders nationwide, and to make gains in access sustainable. The US Squash Community Initiative, anchored by the Community Affiliate Network, will stimulate and support the establishment of centers nationwide.

The PSA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association. We are the bridge that supports and connects the World Tour and professional players with squash communities all over the world.

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Access News: Success Stories, Impact, DEI, & Development

San Diego academy using squash to help kids reach college


JULY 29, 2021

It begins with an after-school program of academics and squash from 7th through the 12th grade. Students visit colleges, prep for the SAT and ACT, get help with college applications, and of course, play in squash tournaments ...

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Blair Sadler is ‘flunking’ retirement as he helps students through squash


JULY 9, 2021

La Jollan Blair Sadler, a former president of Rady Children’s Hospital, is using retirement to continue his crusade to squash social inequities via Access Youth Academy ...

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Academics and squash give charter students a new choice for college


FEBRUARY 2, 2022

“Why is it called squash? Because the ball is squashy,” said Deon Saffery, the Academy’s squash manager. She was recruited from the United Kingdom to come to San Diego and teach children as young as 10 how to play the centuries-old game ...

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