Neighborhood Portal to

College and Career


A 19,000 square foot facility will plant permanent roots to serve more youth and families for decades to come.


Dedicated space to support college and career pathways, and to broaden our reach and scope in the community.


World-class amenities, including 8 squash courts, and 6 education spaces will become valuable community assets.

A new dedicated facility for Racquet Up Detroit is a dream, many years in the making. The construction of a world-class education and youth development center will not only enable more youth to enroll, but it will establish a neighborhood portal to college and career for decades to come.

Our Trajectory 

  • 2010 – 40 students join Racquet Up’s inaugural class
  • 2018 – Founding class graduates from high school and enrolls in college at a rate of 100% after 8 years in the program
  • 2019 – 85 students from 5 partner schools try-out for 35 spots, enrollment reaches 108
  • Fall 2021 – Racquet Up’s new facility will be able to serve 180 students, dozens of alumni and the Northwest Detroit Community for decades to come

Racquet Up has proven it can provide opportunity through education with 100% of the first three graduating classes earning high school diplomas and admission to college. Yet, there is so much more ahead of us! A new facility will serve as an inspiring base to support returning alumni, current students, and many future participants.

Help Racquet Up Build for the future


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Donate online today, or mail a donation to Racquet Up Detroit, P.O. Box 11404, Detroit, MI 48211. Gifts of stock are welcome: email Derek Aguirre at derek@racquetup or call 313-600-9593.


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