Extending The Reach Of Local Youth Through Tennis and Academics
XS Tennis And Education Foundation (XS) seeks to give local student-athletes the tools, support and motivation to succeed both on the court and in the classroom. XS’s mission is to provide Chicago’s underserved youth with an enriching safe haven and positive academic/athletic pathway to college through community-based tennis programs, summer camps, and academic support. 100% of XS student-athletes in the high-performance after-school tennis program have graduated from high school; 100% have earned access to college; and 100% have received full college-tennis scholarships. Founded by Kamau Murray – who was introduced to tennis in a free after-school program on Chicago’s South Side and then went to college on a full tennis scholarship – XS reaches more than 3,000 kids across numerous underserved Chicago communities.