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About Us

F&M Squash ACES 

The Squash ACES urban squash and college access program was founded in 2009. It is designed to create educational opportunities for those students who might otherwise have limited access to successful secondary and postsecondary education. As the Squash ACES program expands, students will continue their involvement throughout high school, which will include college counseling and mentoring in order to encourage and assist each student to explore all available educational opportunities.

The Squash ACES program focuses on finding motivated, enthusiastic, traditionally underserved students who are showing evidence of (or potential for) academic success, are able to work cooperatively, have good attendance, and are interesting in learning how to play a new sport while working hard and having fun.

Choosing the Team

All Reynolds sixth grade students are given a presentation by Squash ACES staff during their gym classes. Those students that sign up for the tryouts have the opportunity to learn and experience the game of squash firsthand on the squash court. Students who are thought to benefit most from athletic achievement and academic mentoring are selected to join the program. The long-term goal is to add a new sixth grade group each year and keep them in the program through high school.

Goals of the Program

Squash ACES will build positive relationships between students, coaches, and tutors by focusing on the program’s key values:

Attitude, Community, Excellence, Scholarship

Using the challenging game of squash to spark and maintain the student’s interest, Squash ACES offers academic tutoring and mentoring to develop each student’s academic achievement and foster personal growth while developing their squash and fitness skills in a healthy, nurturing and supportive team environment.

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F&M Squash ACES Kick-Off Event

Thursday, September 25, 2014

6:00 pm, F&M Mayser Gym- Squash Courts

Please join us as we welcome back and introduce our Squash ACES students, families, staff, supporters, School District of Lancaster 
partners and F & M mentors and squash team members that will be 
volunteering with our program this year
● Get a brief update on our growing Squash ACES program and our 
exciting plans for the year ahead
● Watch our student athletes re-commit to another year of hard work and fun as they sign their ACES contracts
● Enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to meet and mingle with members of the Squash ACES family

The Diplomat Challenge is back!

(Homecoming and Family Weekend. September 25, 2014)

Franklin & Marshall's Squash A.C.E.S. program will host the inaugural Squash A.C.E.S. Diplomat Challenge on Saturday, October 25th at the Mayser Center Squash Courts.

Their will be featured challenge matches and light refreshments.

Admission cost will provide vital program support for Squash A.C.E.S., and attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the staff and volunteers, as well as see the Squash A.C.E.S. participants in action. 

Donate to Squash ACES!