During Gary Comer Youth Center’s launch celebration of our multi-year partnership with Nike, special guests and community leaders watched Nike Master Trainer, David Carson, and GCYC coaches lead wellness sessions centered on fitness, yoga, mindfulness and more. Experts at ChiByDesign also led our 50 female identifying participants through "design thinking" activities like collaboratively designing Wellness Festivals while guiding our continuing dialogue about wellness in our community.
Our girls sports and wellness program with long-term support and investment from Nike incorporates sports and play to build empowered and healthy young female athletes. Sport and other movement activities are proven to build self-confidence, improve academic performance, and help manage stress. Research also shows by age 14 girls are twice as likely to drop out of sports than boys. We carefully craft brave spaces for girls to get active, explore new sports/practices, learn from mentors, and build leadership skills through physical activity to encourage sustained participation.
Thank you for helping us provide the joy and power of sport and wellness every girl deserves. Please visit femalefocused.org or email Remington Price firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved, support, or learn more.