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Hunting Park: SquashSmarts Prepares Kids For What Is Next In Life Through Squash

Hunting Park: SquashSmarts Prepares Kids For What Is Next In Life Through Squash

The loud sound of the collision of a rubber squash ball with a white wall reverberated around the squash courts at SquashSmarts, on the second floor of the Lenfest Center, as sweat dripped down the faces of the students and coaches while they prepared for another day’s work. The noise and buzz represented another day […]

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Hunting Park: Community Leader Preaches Squash and Family to Students

Hunting Park: Community Leader Preaches Squash and Family to Students

Nabilla Ariffin is the community impact director at SquashSmarts, a non-profit academic and athletic program which uses the game of squash to keep kids healthy, in school and on track to graduate. Since joining the program just six months ago, Ariffin has made an immediate impact in the Hunting Park community and looks to grow […]

 

Hunting Park: Five Places That Uplift The Members of the Community

Hunting Park: Five Places That Uplift The Members of the Community

Hunting Park in North Philadelphia offers many places for its community members to come together. These places inspire growth in the community and keep the lights on to promote a positive environment. Here are five places in Hunting Park that uplift members of the community. The Lenfest Center Built in 2007, originally as a building for […]

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Hunting Park: Mentor Uses Education and Squash Experience To Enrich Youth

Hunting Park: Mentor Uses Education and Squash Experience To Enrich Youth

Scott Redpath is the program director of SquashSmarts located at the Lenfest Center on 10th and Pike Streets. Since graduating from St. Lawrence University in 2009, the Philly native has been mentoring students both in the United States and overseas. Redpath was stationed in Romania through the United States Peace Corps where he taught English as a foreign […]

 By Sarah Scarpa and Jonathan Donnelly

Hunting Park: Squash Promotes a Youth Enrichment Program

Hunting Park: Squash Promotes a Youth Enrichment Program

The Lenfest Center is one of two locations for the SquashSmarts program in Philadelphia. Driving down the 3800 block of 10th Street, one might not expect to see the massive building where the lives of local children have been enriched for the past four years. The rundown boarded up homes that surround the spirited center […]

 By Amay Smith and Matthew Surden

Hunting Park: City Year and Neighborhood Teens Participate in Community Service

Hunting Park: City Year and Neighborhood Teens Participate in Community Service

Every Saturday morning, the doors of the Lenfest PAL Center are opened to the kids of Hunting Park for City Year’s Young Heroes program. The middle school students who participate in this weekend day of service come to the gym complex for workshops and community outreach. They also come to play basketball, run around and […]