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Why “Coach” Will Always be My Favorite Name – Girls in the Game – Medium

One of the many aspects I love about working at Girls in the Game is that I frequently have the opportunity to put aside the realities of my adult, working life to see Girls in the Game After School Programs in action.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt undermined because you were a girl

“Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt undermined because you were a girl,” said 12-year-old Anna*, addressing the 25 other middle school girls during a recent After School program. Met with many confused faces, Anna elaborated, asking the group, “Has anyone ever treated you differently just because you were a girl?

After-school programs give girls an opportunity – Girls in the Game – Medium

When I was nine years old, my family moved from Tanzania to the far South Side of Chicago. My father was studying in the States for a long time. After he was done with his studies, he got a job here and brought all of us or his family to Chicago for better opportunities and a better life.

How sports unite people – Girls in the Game – Medium

Written by Grace Alger, Girls in the Game After School Coordinator How Sports Have Impacted My Life I’ve been involved with sports in some capacity or another through much of my life. They were a good way to stay active and have fun, but I think the most important impact my involvement had on me was providing opportunities to make friends and build a community around the sport.

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Nad’s Joins Forces with Girls in the Game for Women Empowerment

We joined forces with Girls in the Game , competing in a Cook-Off for a Cause against other sponsors in order to take home the 1st place title. Spoiler Alert: The Nad’s Team dish was a hit!

How I empowered myself to start a business – Girls in the Game – Medium

Written by: Jenny Gresla, the Founder of Sports and fitness have always been a huge part of my life. In fact, I don’t remember a time from my childhood all the way up through my mid-twenties where I didn’t play a sport or do some sort of physical activity.

Executive Director Meghan Morgan: Change Is Inevitable. Progress Is Optional. – Bizcast

Meghan Morgan, Executive Director of Girls In The Game, works with girls to develop their leadership skills. Since 1995, Girls in the Game, a nonprofit organization, has emerged as a leading girls’ health and fitness organization in Chicago. Meghan has developed her leadership style over the years to be much more focused on empowering her …

 

Gala empowers Girls in the Game, honors champions

A sold-out crowd of more than 600 attended the 23rd annual Field of Dreams gala Feb. 22 at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.

After School Program Empowers Young Women

An after-school program aimed at empowering young girls is making a difference for local students. “Girls in the Game” introduces kids to a series of different sports and healthy activities. NBC 5’s Anayeli Ruiz has their story.

LETTERS: Don’t let Chicago girls fall behind because of school cuts

Girls going back to Chicago schools this fall are not receiving the opportunities they need to succeed. Given Chicago Public Schools budget cuts, girls will see less extracurricular activities that get them active, build leadership skills and grow their self-esteem.

How This Chicago Organization Is Using Sports To Empower Young Girls

Growing up in Chicago, Lucy Mucino did well in school and played rugby at her high school, Rauner College Prep, but there was something missing. “I grew up in a not so well-rounded household,” Mucino says. And even school didn’t feel like the most positive environment.

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The Blackhawks taught Girls in the Game campers the skills of hockey in conjunction with the Chicago Bulls and Constellation

‘Girls in the Game’ helps young Chicago girls get help with PTSD

For years, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with the emotional trauma of veterans in postwar situations. While PTSD is often considered a veteran’s dilemma, recent studies show that the rates of PTSD in children are twice as much as for war veterans.

Hear Her Sports

Long-form interviews with female athletes sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things. Power and strength is valuable for women and girls of all athletic levels.

Girls in the Game: The Definition of True Grit | The Haute Seeker

Girls from Chicago are different. I know a few. I call them my friends. They are tough, resilient, loyal, unapologetic, bold, and strong. They are the definition of Grit, Merriam-Webster defines it as “firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.”

This Nonprofit Is Helping Ensure a Level-Playing Field For Young…

By Ashley Alt Girls in the Game, an empowering nonprofit lifting young girls up, has an inspiring message for girls in Chicago and everywhere else; Girls are more than spectators. The premise of the nonprofit isn’t about winning, but making your voice heard, overcoming obstacles and getting off the sidelines and into the game.

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The Blackhawks and Bulls teamed up with Constellation and Girls in the Game for a fun day at Douglas Park