At Girls in the Game, every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength, and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health, and leadership programs.
"Girls in the Game was introduced during gym. When a coach approached me, while playing tennis, I was battling self-doubt. The coach gave me the reassurance to keep trying. Not only did Girls in the Game offer me a safe space to find my inner self, but it gave me the support and resources to learn, grow and become the woman I am today. Girls in the Game provokes change in the lives of young girls." - Jocabed Leyva, former Girls in the Game participant
In our After School programs girls learn new sports, health and leadership topics once a week with two dedicated coaches. Girls learn familiar sports like basketball and soccer alongside new sports like yoga, lacrosse or track & field, all while discussing important topics like positive body image or bullying.
For four weeks in July girls from all over Chicago come together to learn new sports with guest coaches, learn about leadership, take field trips and so much more! We provide lunch and free transportation so all girls can participate no matter their family's resources.
Teens learn real leadership skills through the Teen Squad program. We train teens in our curriculum so that they can coach younger girls at clinics in their communities. Teens interview panels of business men and women to learn more about their jobs, all while earning scholarship money for college.
We use one-time programs like Game Days and Clinics to introduce Girls in the Game to new schools and sites, as well as engage all girls across all our different programs. Girls learn new sports with guest coaches, and teens lead a rotation for younger girls.
Join us on February 27, 2020 to celebrate 25 years of girls growing up happy, healthy and strong! Enjoy a premium silent auction, reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Hear from honored guests and girls themselves telling their own Girls in the Game stories. Or volunteer for the event! We're always looking for extra hands to help with set-up, the auction and more.
Join us on June 15, 2020 for our 21st Annual Chip in for Girls Golf Outing. All funds raised go to fund scholarships for our Sports & Leadership Summer Camp. Join us for the outing or join the planning committee!