Middle school girls are unique. They’re more independent. More mature. And they feel ready to be left alone and unsupervised. The problem is girls who are unsupervised after school have fewer opportunities for physical activity, and are more likely to make poor food choices.
That’s where Girls in the Game can help. Recent studies show that the 1.4 million sixth, seventh and eighth graders in after school programs increase their learning in and out of the classroom. Even more important, these programs develop the social skills that will help middle school girls transition to high school.
All of our programs, as well as our sports, health and leadership programming are specifically designed for middle school girls. Keeping our girls active and teaching them how to make positive nutrition and lifestyle choices each and every day.
Girls meet once a week to learn a wide variety of familiar sports, like soccer, and less familiar fitness activities, like yoga. We also address important issues related to bullying, body image and peer pressure, providing a safe, non-competitive environment to learn and be physically active. Curriculum is tailored for elementary and middle school girls to focus on age-appropriate issues.
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These one-day events provide a snapshot of our ongoing programming. They bring girls together to get them excited about health and physical activity. Girls participate in three hours of traditional and nontraditional sports and fitness activities as well as interactive workshops on health, leadership and life skills.
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||Sports and Leadership Summer Camp
We know how important it is to keep girls active when school is out. During four weeks of camp and three days of overnight camp, girls learn to play more than 30 different sports and participate in health, leadership and life-skills workshops. We provide a healthy lunch and snack each day, girls get to swim every afternoon and go on a full week of field trips!
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||Youth Triathlon Team and School Break Clinics
In the spring, girls at least 7 years old can join the Youth Triathlon Team, practicing weekly and then participating in a youth triathlon on race day at the end of the program. Girls will get to achieve a personal goal while learning the value of teamwork!
During school breaks, girls can spend their time off having fun with Girls in the Game by participating in clinics featuring different sports with guest coaches and lots of fun!
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