Written by Mallory Bilski Being a girl is hard. Being in middle school is even more difficult. Middle school is an awkward age. You start to deal with real-world issues without having a strong arsenal of experience to rely on. School is getting harder, emotions get more complex and you start to not feel like you’re not a kid anymore.
This article was written by a former Girls in the Game grants intern. And, no, I’m not talking about LaCrosse - the footwear company. I’m talking about the sport of lacrosse: the game first created by Native Americans that has since evolved into a sport loved by many across the nation.
Written by: Alecia Ivery This will be my 13th consecutive summer at Girls in the Game, and I am just as excited as I was when I came to this camp for the first time at 14-years-old. Now, I’m entering my second year as the Camp Manager.
A sold-out crowd of more than 600 attended the 23rd annual Field of Dreams gala Feb. 22 at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.
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.
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.
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.
The Blackhawks taught Girls in the Game campers the skills of hockey in conjunction with the Chicago Bulls and Constellation
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.
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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.”
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.
The Blackhawks and Bulls teamed up with Constellation and Girls in the Game for a fun day at Douglas Park