This, one time a year, three hour celebration of sport brings 5th grade girls together from across a high school’s feeder district.
The girls participate in three sports sessions of their choice organized by season. Each session provides a quick introduction to the sport and fun drills that teach the fundamentals of the sport with an exciting contest or challenge at the end.
The program leverages high school female sports ambassadors as the leaders and coaches who also discuss the important role sports has played in their life. Program mentors also cover topics the girls may encounter dealing with negative stereotypes or other obstacles they may face.
The Festival culminates with a pep rally, motivational speeches and participation gifts for the girls.
The goals of the program are to:
- show girls what it’s like to be a female athlete.
- expose girls to multiple sports, giving them the foundation for future options.
- build a stronger connection with their local high school athletic program and athletes.
This program is FREE, but does require registration. Please see the calendar below for upcoming program dates and locations.