Youth Development

Girls in the Game NFP

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.girlsinthegame.org

Mission Statement

Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls.

Main Programs

  1. After School
  2. Game Days
  3. Teen Squad
  4. Sport and Leadership Summer Camp
  5. Summer Squad
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Girls in the Game serves girls, schools and parks throughout Chicago, and also runs programming in Bloomington, Baltimore and Dallas.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Meghan Morgan

Keywords

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girls, sports, health, leadership, Chicago

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Also Known As

GIG

EIN

36-4024533

 Number

3805870012

Physical Address

1501 W Randolph St Union Park Fieldhouse

Chicago, IL 60607

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Girls Clubs (O22)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Girls in the Game knows girls are strong and capable and when given a chance can develop their full potential and make positive changes in their communities. Our ongoing research shows our programs work, and girls show their interest by enrolling in record numbers. Research shows that girls who are physically active and involved in healthy-lifestyle programs have higher grades, are more likely to graduate, have higher self-esteem, and are less likely to drink, use drugs, or engage in risky behaviors.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

After School

Elementary and Middle school After School programs incorporate physical activity, nutrition and heath education, and life skill and leadership development. Every girl participates in a variety of traditional and non traditional sports along with making healthy choices in nutrition and leadership based workshops and activities.

Category

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 2

Game Days

A three hour event offered to introduce Girls in the Game programming. Different sports and fitness activities are introduced along with education on nutrition, life skills, and leadership.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

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None

Budget

Program 3

Teen Squad

High School girls from across the Chicago area recieve Girls in the Game training on sports and fitness activities, nutrition and health education, and leadership topics. They use their training to educate younger girls and educate adults on the needs of girls through Leader to Leader interviews. Varsity Squad members earn incentives and college scholarship money for their involvement

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

Program 4

Sport and Leadership Summer Camp

A combination of day and overnight summer camp experiences with 30 different sports and fitness activities, as well as workshops on health and leadership topics. Camps are run by teen counselors and adult staff and the girls are exposed to new environments, collegiate athletes and positive adult role models.

Category

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 5

Summer Squad

Four-week summer leadership program where participants explore concepts of sports, health, and leadership. Participants engage in a healthy lifestyle through traditional and non-traditional sports, hands-on activities, interacting with professionals in various career fields, visiting local college campuses, and participating in small group work. These teen participants have an opportunity to enhance leadership skills by teaching workshops to younger girls.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our vision is that Girls in the Game will be a leader of healthy lifestyle programming for girls in Chicago and beyond. Girls in the Game aims to expand in the next few years such that our programs reach as many girls as possible, helping girls everywhere become the best versions of themselves. We ultimately want to ensure that every girl who is in need of a program like ours has access to Girls in the Game's sports, health, and leadership programming. Our goals for the upcoming years are to expand the number of program sites inside and outside of Chicago and to boost participation in our programs in those Chicago communities where we are most needed.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Girls in the Game will continue to foster our relationships with other organizations, which provide invaluable support as we expand the number of program sites and the programming available at each of our sites. We also continue to create new partnerships with organizations and educational entities that will help us reach more girls and give us greater means to provide continued programming to girls from all over Chicago and beyond. Due to Girls in the Game's commitment to reaching girls from all different areas, the organization is focusing specific outreach on select target communities to realize greater girl participation from these neighborhoods that have greater need of our healthy-lifestyle programming.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Girls in the Game consists of a highly dedicated staff, and our strong health, fitness, and leadership curricula is a defining point and central asset to our organization. Our curricula meets state and National standards and continued evaluation proves that it works. Our partnerships with other organizations, such as with Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, Chicago sports organizations, and several universities within and outside Chicago, are a feature of Girls in the Game that will help us expand in the upcoming years.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    An important indicator for our programming is our evaluation results, which prove that girls involved with Girls in the Game eat healthier, are more physically active and have better self-esteem than other girls. Furthermore, the extent to which girls are continuing to stay involved with Girls in the Game year after year helps indicate girls' engagement as well as their access to our programs. We hope to see more and more girls continue to engage with Girls in the Game year after year, and the extent to which this trend continues will help us determine the success of our outreach.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Girls in the Game has made huge strides toward expanding our options for girls across Chicago. We continue our focus on expanding our presence in target Chicago areas of high need. In addition, our types and availability of programs are continuing to grow. Due to limited funding, we have not yet been able to expand outside of Chicago as much as we would like, but moving beyond the city of Chicago remains one of Girls in the Game's central priorities. We are proud of the relationships we have been able to foster with community partners, and we are looking to create more of those relationships in the upcoming years.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Girls in the Game serves girls, schools and parks throughout Chicago, and also runs programming in Bloomington, Baltimore and Dallas.

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Financials

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GIRLS IN THE GAME NFP
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Girls in the Game NFP

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Principal Officer

Meghan Morgan

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Janette Outlaw

Interior Investments

Term: July 2015 -

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