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San Antonio Initiative for At-Risk Girls and GoGirlGo! Chicago Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $926,126)

GoGirlGo! is a program designed to use sport/physical activity programs to educate girls about the avoidance of health-risk behaviors and the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Girls who participate in physical activity are less likely to smoke, use drugs/alcohol, participate in delinquent behaviors or experience an unwanted pregnancy, and are more likely to have higher levels of self-esteem, get better grades and matriculate in college. GoGirlGo! is an award-winning, comprehensive program that enables coaches and adult leaders to deliver inspiring and effective educational information on the avoidance of risky behaviors, the importance of physical activity and the development of leadership skills for girls ages 8-18. The San Antonio Initiative for At-Risk Girls and the GoGirlGo! Chicago Initiative will have three major components: (1) cash grants to enable lower socio-economic and underserved girls to participate in sports or physical activity programming, (2) provision of a free Women's Sports Foundation 2004 and 2006 National Health Information Award-winning curriculum that changes girls' attitudes toward physical inactivity and other risky health behaviors that can lead to juvenile delinquency, and (3) outreach to community program providers and key influencers to educate them about the importance of girls' participation in sports and physical activities and provide tools for getting girls active. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2008