The LA84 Foundation is teaming with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Clinton Foundation and over 30 additional partners as part of #GirlsAre, a campaign that will motivate and inspire young women and girls to get and stay involved in youth sports. Girls are twice as likely as boys to drop out of youth sports by age 14, while LA84’s 2016 Youth Sports Survey of Los Angeles County found that the rate of inactive girls in LA County is more than double that of boys. At LA84, the foundation is committed to providing and promoting programs for female athletes in order to address gender inequity in sport.
LA84 grants to programs like LAUSD Beyond The Bell and Play Rugby USA allow more and more young girls to participate in sports, while the foundation hosts events, ranging from convenings on women in coaching to a panel of female sporting pioneers, to connect and encourage dialogue among women in the sporting world. To join LA84, use the #GirlsAre hashtag across social media and continue to support girls across all their athletic endeavors.