Girls in the Game is more than just sports, leadership and health. It’s also an organization based on creating and shaping communities. One of the key components is building relationships, both at an individual and collective level. Through the After School programs, coaches were not only able to glimpse different communities in Chicago, but we also played a role in shaping them.
Written by: Maria Barba I arrived in August as a Year-of-Service volunteer ready to tackle the 30 weeks of After School programming. At first, I was daunted by the notion that I would be going to five different schools during the week and coordinating up to seven schools.
Written by Callie Rodenbiker As summer approaches, temperatures get warmer, and traffic on the Kennedy gets even more unbearable, After School programming is beginning to wind down. By the third week in June, my title of Coach Callie will be a name of the past.
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