We are outraged and saddened by the hateful and dangerous actions taken against Black Americans, including the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Violence and racism have been part of American culture for far too long. We stand in support of our students, staff, and community partners against racism.
The majority of the students we serve live in poverty and are children of color. Capitol Squash’s mission is to address the systemic inequities that disproportionally affect our students. Capitol Squash is founded on the belief that hard work paired with opportunity can empower students to reach their full potential. However, their hard work and determination do not shield them from the discrimination and injustice that permeates our society.
We must work together to ensure our students are stepping into a world where all their potential and dreams can be realized, rather than cut short. Earlier this week we hosted an open forum for students to discuss and reflect on the recent events. Students made it abundantly clear that they want more from Capitol Squash. They want more conversations and they want more action. Capitol Squash is committed to looking inward as an organization and taking the steps necessary to help create a more just and safer world.