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As part of our newly completed strategic planing process, the Philadelphia Youth Organization and Anderson Monarchs have committed to investing in programs for girls ages 5-18. We recognize that there is a shortage of team sports opportunities for girls in Philadelphia, especially girls from low-income communities.

The benefits of team sport participation for girls are numerous: improved academic and career outcomes; better confidence, self-image, and health; reduced teen pregnancy and school dropout rates. Sports can make a huge difference in the lives of girls. For more info visit the Women’s Sport Foundation’s Web Site.

This fall we launched our first girls-only program. Our Girls Developmental Soccer League is a FREE, weekly league for girls ages 5-8. With almost 30 girls participating, we’re off to a great start and are seeing great improvement in skill, attitude, and effort each week. Come join us Wednesdays at 6PM through November 14 to cheer on the leaders of tomorrow!