The OWLS Academy program was launched as an extension in 2018 to provide year round holistic intervention for the most active members of OWLS Lacrosse. Academy has two major focuses beyond lacrosse: impactful mentorship and academic achievement.

The program offers weekly mentoring by trained coaches and educators, giving at-risk youth the consistency needed to develop life skills that will help them enter high school ready to succeed both on and off the lacrosse field.

Additionally, Academy Scholars are given free access to the highest quality academic tutoring, standardized test preparation, scholarship application support, and experiential learning workshops. Finally the program features frequent enrichment trips, career readiness experiences, team-building clinics, and heightened lacrosse opportunities such as college visits and high-level lacrosse camp/club access.


Community Info

Academy is a select program. To qualify you must be 6th-8th grade and have participated in at least one season of our League programming.
For more info email Caitlin Shukwit:

West Side | St. Malachy School (open to non St Malachy students)

Select Saturdays throughout the school year (Additional Summer Programming Optional)

Drop off at 9:45am at St. Malachy

Pick up at 12:30pm at St. Malachy

Pilsen | union League Boys & Girls Club : Club One

Fall 2020 Start

South Side | Union League Boys & Girls Club

Coming Soon


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