Play Like a Girl is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health and empowerment of women and girls through sport and physical activity.

Our Vision

We envision a world where girls confidently, unabashedly and freely reach their full potential, and since 2004 have focused on inspiring girls to play. Since our founding, Play Like a Girl has leveraged the collective power of women to deliver the early, positive experiences necessary to get middle school girls off the sidelines and in the game — winning. Our programs reinforce the message that doing anything ‘like a girl’ is positive and powerful. In addition, we aim to strengthen girls' confidence and self-esteem, teach healthy behaviors and improve academic and leadership skills, thereby setting girls on a path to lifelong success.


Play Like a Girl's Board of Directors and staff bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to steer the organization.

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Our Partners work closely with us to fund, initiate and lead projects to advance the work of the organization and to empower girls everywhere.

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To effectively advance this work, Play Like a Girl requires a strong, mission-driven team of professionals, interns and volunteers.

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Play Like a Girl leverages the transformative power of sport and physical activity to inspire play and unleash girls’ full potential.

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