Bottom line: sports help girls in all aspects of their lives.
Much of our research indicates that lack of physical activity is directly related to increased pregnancy, delinquency, obesity, truancy and increased risk taking (use of drugs and alcohol) among school-aged girls.
In correlation to the studies providing choices of leisure has promoted successful life skills such as utilizing positive coping skills, increased sense of self, reduction in risky behaviors and increased goal setting.
Research suggests that physical activity is an effective tool for reducing the symptoms of stress and depression among girls.
Fact: By 14, girls are two-times more likely to drop out of sports than boys are.
We know girls growing up in underserved communities are the least likely to be active. This year, we proudly announced a new partnership with New York Junior Tennis and Learning where girls in The Bronx will learn life skills and get active through our GoGirlGo! Program. And with a nationwide focus, we continued our longstanding commitment to girls across the country. Find out how GoGirlGo! changed the lives of girls from across the country.
FULL ACCESS IS ABOUT
OPPORTUNITIES TO ACHIEVE GREATNESS
Fact: The scarcity of funding for women even at the highest levels of sport is a decisive factor in and potential barrier to the success of highly talented athletes.
We ramped up our Travel & Training Fund grants in 2013, providing even more financial help to aspiring athletes in their quest for excellence. And we are proud to support incredible athletes in their quest for the 2014 U.S. Olympic team, such as Emily Azevedo, a bobsledder, and Rosie Brennan, a cross country skier. Find out how our support helps fuel their dreams.