Strong/Gault Social Advancement Internship Grant Recipient
“Getting out of the office and seeing the effects of all my daily work was one of the more enjoyable parts of the summer, and it was also important for keeping perspective on what I was working to accomplish this summer.”
During my childhood, playing recreational sports was something that almost everybody did. The statistics about children, especially girls, playing sports in Boston are sobering. Only 36% of Boston school aged girls play sports, a number far below the national averages for both boys and girls. Dorchester is an area of Boston I’ve never been to, and on that Thursday afternoon, the BCYF was brimming with kids, and the old gym where we were had about 20 girls from the ages of 12-15. Before the summer, most of them had either never played basketball or had stopped playing. Now they were planning on trying out for their school team or continuing to play at the BCYF. The program that Shooting Touch had put together was working in providing a fun and free place for kids to come play sports.
- Date September 18, 2015
- Tags 2015, Education, Strong/Gault, USA