Every Girl Invite a Girl is a community-wide initiative to encourage girls to participate in youth sports and get active, live healthy and play! Nationwide, fewer girls participate in youth sports than boys. By age 14, girls drop out of organized sports programs at twice the rate of boys.
We know that through sports, girls benefit from increased self-confidence and learn skills such as teamwork and leadership. The benefits of sports participation continue through adolescence, as girls that are involved in sports are less likely to get involved with drugs or experience teen pregnancy. And girls that participate in high school athletics are three times more likely to graduate than non-athletes.
We encourage Every Girl that signs up for a sport activity to Invite a Girl to join with them! Together, they can make lifelong friendships, encourage each other as teammates and learn new skills to succeed.
Sports Opportunities for Girls at Lancaster Rec and our partner programs: