Why our Female Youth Recreation Programs are Important to Girls

Girls receive 250,000 commercial messages by the time they are 17 years old, telling them what to eat and what to look like, but not encouraging them to be physically active (Girls, Inc., 2008).

To combat the negative physical and psychological health hazards affecting girls, North Star Youth Partnership and its community collaborators provide sport and physical activities and educational interventions that support health and wellness to girls ages 7-18.

Studies indicate that adolescent girls who are involved in sports are healthier, have higher academic achievement, and are less likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors behaviors or use tobacco, drug or alcohol than teenage girls who are not involved in sports (Riegle-Crumb, Pearson & Crissey, 2005; Girls, Inc., 2002; and Wellesley Centers for Women, 2005).

Female Youth Programs | Recreation Programs for Youth

Just for Girls! "Girls & Sports Day" and "GoGirlGo!"