TRANSFORM

 

ENRICH

 

ENGAGE

 

INSPIRE

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OWLS creates opportunity for Chicago’s most at-risk youth through scholarship, service, and the sport of lacrosse.

ENRICH

We educate and broaden world views through lacrosse and group activities focused on team and community.

ENGAGE

We play. Sometimes it’s as simple as that.

INSPIRE

We give our kids positive role models and real-world examples of success and perserverance. We follow up with emphasis on long-term skills and goals.

TRANSFORM

We provide our student-athletes with quality lacrosse instruction, enrichment programming, academic outreach and support, and mentoring all focused on giving them the tools to succeed.

99.4
of students at our school sites identify as Black/Hispanic/Multi-Racial
90
of our students live in low-income households
25
of residents within neighborhoods we serve do not have a high school diploma

Physically active children have up to 40% higher test scores and are less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors.

Student athletes are absent from school 50% less often than non-athletes and have fewer discipline referrals.

Student athletes have an 11% higher graduation rate than non-athletes.

Students who participate in sports are four times more likely to attend college.