When the COVID-19 pandemic began, we had know way of knowing that, 9 months later, we would still be battling the effects. As a program that was centered upon our in-person interactions with scholars, we knew we had to quickly re-design our program to ensure that every scholar would receive the necessary academic, socio-emotional, and…
Mission Squash Takes Home Gold at Lifetime Texas State Open
It has been months since our last tournament, and scholars were eager to get back on court this past weekend at the Lifetime Texas State Open. Ruby Sandoval, Rodrigo Chon Him, Nathan Martinez, and Miranda Medina once again provided strong performances to represent the Mission Squash program. Ruby Sandoval‘s first match back from the pandemic…
The Welsh Connection
Scholars were treated to a VIP visit from the Welsh Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, the Chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Paul Boyle, and a delegation from the Welsh Government and Houston Independent School District.
Tournament Report: Lifetime Summer Silver 2019
In August 2019, twelve hard-working Mission Squash scholars had the opportunity to compete in the Lifetime Summer Silver tournament in Houston’s City Center. Scholars played matches against junior players from Texas, Atlanta, Chicago, Ohio, and even Barbados.
Matthew Schwartz joins the MS Team!
We are delighted to welcome Matthew Schwartz to the Mission Squash staff team!
Scholars in successful debut at Urban Individual Nationals
Last month, four Mission Squash Scholars travelled to the Urban Individual Squash Championships, held at Williams College in Massachusetts. The tournament is run by the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) which acts as the umbrella organization for 20+ urban squash programs around the world. View the Mission Squash photo gallery View the official…
High School Placement program launched
Philly stakes were high for 5 lucky Houston girls
A core goal of the Mission Squash program is to expose our students to future education opportunities they might otherwise not have access to, through travel and college visits. The National Urban Squash and Education Association offers a number of number of events around the year that seek to combine these opportunities with national-level squash…