Find out how you can get involved in Play Like a Girl’s Clubs Program and Pop-Up Play Days today!

The Opportunity


Since the passage of Title IX, the number of girls playing sports has soared. Yet, by age 14, female athletes drop out of sport and physical activity at twice the rate of boys, creating a cycle of poor physical and emotional health and tragically wasted potential.

6-12 Year Old Girls

13-17 Year Old Girls

College Freshman

Our Approach


Play Like a Girl believes that participation in sport, health-enhancing physical activity and the positive influence of female role models are powerful vehicles to advance the equality, opportunity and well-being of women and girls. Through our after-school Clubs Program and our popular Pop-Up Play Days, we aim to engage middle school girls in a range of girls’ athletics and activities that get them moving and their confidence soaring. Our curriculum focuses on three main goals: building confidence, developing healthy behavior, and improving academic and leadership skills.

Clubs Program

After-school programs that engage middle school girls in sport and physical activity in a supportive all-girl environment.

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Pop-Up Play Days

Community outreach event specially designed to get mothers and daughters outdoors for some good old-fashioned active play.

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Our Impact

We envision a world where girls confidently, unabashedly and freely reach their full potential. After participating in our programs, girls experience the many benefits that come from participating in sport and being physically active:

95%

of girls report improvements in their confidence and self-esteem as a result of participating in our programs.

80%

Over 80% have increased their daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity from zero to at least 30 minutes, and have increased their intake of fruits and vegetables to three or more servings a day.

100%

of all Play Like a Girl Club participants to date have graduated from high school—compared to a national average of 73%.

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