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

of students at our school sites identify as Black/Hispanic/Multi-Racial
of our students live in low-income households
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.