Adolescent girls engage in physical activity significantly less than their male counterparts. Girls’ activity levels may drop by as much as 83% as they transition through adolescence – and they miss out on vital physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of regular physical activity.
To tackle this gender disparity, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids launched Game On, Girl!–a comprehensive initiative to empower adolescent girls to be physically active, nutritionally fit, and ready to take on the world!
Game On, Girl! has three components:
Game On, Girl! Middle School: A 10-week, after-school program for middle school girls to learn to enjoy a wide variety of sports and physical activities, fuel their bodies for success, and be effective leaders in their communities.Girls with Goals Leadership Academy: A year-long fellowship for 20 high school girls to develop leadership skills by advocating for more opportunities for adolescent girls to engage in sports and physical activity.
Game On, Girl! Summer Summit: A 3-day camp for middle and high school girls to explore traditional and nontraditional sports and physical activities, while being mentored by female athletes in a fun, unique setting.
Early Childhood Development