Girls in Detention Need Our Attention
“I have a dream that I would be able to stand at a bus stop without worrying about not making it to my destination.”-Sasha at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
We’re happy to announce C.A.R.T. –Creating a Restorative Transition— a promising new initiative by Girls in the Game to enable young women in detention to return to their communities with skills and coaching to support a calmer, happier and healthier life.
This special campaign begins on Jan. 31 and continues until Feb. 23, 2017 when we’ll announce the amount of money raised at Field of Dreams, Girls In the Game’s annual fund raiser. We would love to see you there for an inspiriting and spirited night. Please click here for tickets or more information.
Besides donating, we invite you to sign on to the C.A.R.T. Council — a way to be pro-active instead of reactive when it comes to improving our juvenile justice system.
C.A.R.T., after all, is what violence prevention looks like.
We are kicking off the C.A.R.T. campaign with the backing and generosity of three lawyers –Chastidy Burns, Herschel Rush, Adam Zebelian—and will add your name to the Council, with your approval, with any size donation.
- In April 2016, Girls in the Game began serving girls in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, thanks to two start-up grants from the Pritzker-Pucker Family Foundation and the Crain-Maling Foundation.
- Twice a week, girls meet with Girls In the Game coaches experienced in working with girls from a variety of neighborhoods and circumstances.
- The girls get to choose from a variety of Girls in the Game’s award-winning healthy lifestyle classes: including sports like basketball or tennis; smart eating; conflict resolution; positive self image; personal safety; leadership training and more.
- Once the girl is out of detention, she can choose to transition to Girls in the Game’s regular programming, including Teen Squad, Summer Squad, and coaching at Sports and Leadership Summer Camp.
To find details about all those programs and more, please take a look around our website.
And to keep C.A.R.T. rolling, please consider the following:
- Donate and ask your friends to do the same.
- Share information on C.A.R.T. and Girls in the Game with your friends on social media.
- Contact Dawn Kobel, our Development Director, and discuss other ways you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312.633.4263.
Please add “CART” in the notes to ensure the donation comes to our C.A.R.T. campaign, or “CART Council” if you would like to join the Council at Girls in the Game.