Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools

OWLS is a sports-based youth development organization that creates opportunities for underserved youth in Chicago. With lacrosse as its foundation, OWLS provides impactful mentorship and access to scholarships, improving the academic and social outcomes of the youth it serves.

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.