BREAKING THROUGH WALLS
THE WALLS WE OVERCOME
Social segregation and the opportunity gap are holding our city back.
If everyone spent just 2-5% more time in a more diverse setting, we would reduce our city's social segregation by half.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Opportunity Gap
Only 32% of Maine youth earn a post-secondary degree. The number drops to 16% for students who qualify for free lunch.
THE WALLS WE USE
Students spend equal amounts of time on court, as they do in the classrooms, yoga studio, kitchen, and traveling beyond our facility. Our programs are designed to fully support each student and their family from elementary school into adulthood.
We use more walls than you think...
Instruction, Matches, Leagues, Tournaments
Squash, Travel, Post-Secondary, Celebrations
Squash, Wellness, Character, Post-Secondary
Yoga, Fitness, Cooking/Nutrition
College + Career Support, Alumni
Social-Emotional Learning, Team Work
Squash Matches, Field Trips, College Visits
Squash, Wellness, Celebrations
Tutoring, Enrichment, 1:1 Mentor
Potlucks, Seasonal Celebrations, Events
OUR CORE PRINCIPLES
PCS programs remove barriers to participation by offering financial aid, transportation, free equipment, home visits, religious accommodations, translated materials, and more.
Every student needs a different level of support. We leverage multiple layers of programming and wrap-around services to meet students where they are and help them move forward.
PCS fosters purposeful inclusion across all lines of difference. We use squash and our mission as common ground to create a second home for everyone.
WATCH ONE DAY AT PCS