SG United Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower girls to be strong, confident, and resilient through sports, mentorship, and mental health programming.
We believe physical activity, mental skills, strong mentorship, and community give girls what they need to succeed. Each component of our curriculum and programs is intentionally designed based on this principle and guided by our motto: strong bodies, kind hearts, and unstoppable minds. Through physical activity & sports, mental health and well-being activities, and social connection, we teach our Strong Girls that they can be, and do, anything.Learn More About the Org >>
WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
By age 14, girls drop out of sport at twice the rate of boys.
of teens are not participating in sport.
1 in 3
young people will grow up without a mentor.
Female high school athletes are 41% more likely to graduate from college within six years compared to female students who did not participate in sports.
fewer opportunities for girls to participate in high school sports than boys.
of female leaders reported lack of female coaches as role models limiting girls' sports participation
of women who hold C-suite level positions are former athletes.
1 in 7
people ages 10-19 are said to experience mental health conditions globally according to the WHO.
IT'S MORE THAN A GAME
The curriculum across all of our programs combines the power of sports, mental skills, and mentorship, teaching everyone to find their POSSIBLE. Key themes in our curriculum include:
Investing in Gratitude
Believing in Yourself
Leading with Courage
Embracing a Growth Mindset
WHAT WE DO
Our programs start as young as Kindergarten and there are opportunities to get involved or stay involved for life!
FAM (Female Athlete Mentorship)
For K-8th grade girls and current/former collegiate female athletes
Matching K-8th graders 1:1 with a college female athlete for the year for virtual movement, mental skills, and mentorship.
For high school athletes, teams, and coaches
Supporting high school female athletes, teams, coaches, and/or schools to integrate mental skills, mental health, and female athlete mentorship into their programs. Launching Fall 2023.
Strong Girls U
For college student-athletes/athletic programs
College students or student-athletes and/or teams are trained and supported to run a Strong Girls United team in their local community.
For elementary and middle schools, recreation departments, and/or community centers
Run by volunteer parents, teachers, or coaches, these programs kick off in the fall and spring anywhere in the country!
For college teams to host K-8th graders on campus
Under our Strong Girls U programming, we support college teams in hosting special events on campus, such as celebrating Title IX or National Girls and Women in Sport Day or simply an SGU Dedication Game.
SGU Book Club
Every season we feature a book by or about inspiring female athletes. Sign up for free as an individual or with your class or team and get 6-weeks of emails with content and activities. View our library of past books as well!
For any advocates for girls and women in sport
We have been so fortunate to partner with NYRR and have had half and full marathon bibs, which helps to support ALL of our programming. We have training guides, gear, and create a TEAM atmosphere great for all ages!
Female Athlete Leadership & Mental Health Conferences (FALC)
For high school athletes and coaches
This conference brings together high school female athletes and coaches from across the state or region for a day of empowerment, mental skills, leadership training, and professional development.
MAINE HIGH SCHOOL FEMALE ATHLETE LEADERSHIP & MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE RECAP
Launching in September 2023, we hosted a state-wide Female Athlete Leadership and Mental Health Conference for high school girls and coaches across the state of Maine. The day focused on empowerment, leadership, mental health, and professional development. Now, we are bringing our conference and model to other places!
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