Hays-Porter School has teamed up with the Cincinnati Squash Academy to offer about 20 4th- and 5th-grade students an opportunity to learn a new sport, experience new cultures, travel and receive academic assistance. Squash is an indoor racquet sport played by an estimated 20 million people in 188 countries. Described by Forbes as the world's healthiest sport, squash is a physically and intellectually demanding game that places a high value on sportsmanship.
The Cincinnati Squash Academy program combines the sport of squash with academics, mentoring, fitness, nutrition, community service,cultural enrichment and college placement for students from low-income families. Its intensive, year-round programming takes place after school, on the weekends and in the summer, and engages students from the time they join in elementary or middle school until they graduate from college.