November 20, 2012
"PowerPlay changed my life!" or "PowerPlay really helped me find out a lot about myself"are the types of comments board members hear each year from participants in the organization's programs. PowerPlay is a small nonprofit whose mission is to educate and empower NYC girls through sports and life skills training. By using sports to help girls feel connected, competent and confident, PowerPlay is an example of a sports-based youth development organization. Its two main programs are STARS Series, after school sports and healthy living programs, and STARS Summer Leadership Academy, an intensive 9-week experience for high school girls. Each year, more than 400 girls participate in PowerPlay's programs, and benefit from fantastic female coaches, girls-only groups, and the chance to be physically active & healthy, and learn sports & life skills. The organization does a lot on a little, and maximizes all of its resources to serve girls. Partnerships with community-based organizations, sports teams & leagues and corporate supporters allow PowerPlay to provide these life-changing experiences for girls all over New York City.
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MY ROLE:Board Member