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Causes: Children & Youth, Girls Clubs

Mission: Provide girls of Alachua County with recreational activities including sports, crafts and field trips under the supervision of the Girl's Club staff. Girls also

Results: Girls Place has served well over 10,000 girls in Alachua County and the surrounding areas for the last 25 years.

Target demographics: All females aged 5-18.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 girls in the Gainesville area

Geographic areas served: Gainesville/ Alachua County, Florida

Programs: The girls place after school program provides transportation from many alachua county schools to girls place for an afternoon of engaging, structured activities. Our vision is to create an environment where each girl who walks through our door has access to every possibility. To support this vision, we offer arts and crafts, field trips, guest speakers, sports, and much more. In addition, a study period is built into our program and staffed each day with counselors and volunteers to provide homework assistance. For girls who are reading below grade level, our achieve program offers one-on-one reading time along with daily writing, vocabulary, and phonics support. At girls place, we are invested in all aspects of our girls' development.

the girls place athletic program provides an opportunity for our girls to excel and for our community to come together. Through volleyball, basketball, track and field, and our sports camps, the girls learn the value of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and overcoming setbacks while developing as an athlete. Parents, coaches, and local female athletes support the girls' growth by attending their games and volunteering at events. Girls place sees sports as an invaluable component of physical and emotional well-being.

girls place summer day camp operates monday-friday from june to august. The purpose of the summer day camp is to involve the girls in well-rounded summer activities. The program offers a number of activities based on the components of wellness, including targeting summer learning loss, guest speakers, and field trips. The girls do not have to commit to the entire summer; they may attend anywhere from one to eleven weeks.

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