Just for Girls
As we pursue our mission to provide sports and fitness opportunities for all New Yorkers, Asphalt Green is especially sensitive to the barriers faced by girls. Consider the following facts:
- According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), physical activity levels are especially low among minority adolescent girls and minimal among girls from low-income families.
- Overweight teenage girls are much more likely to be obese and have a higher risk of heart disease as an adult.
- Across the United States there is a gap in sports participation between boys and girls. This gap is widest in urban areas where economic and other demographic factors combine to decrease access and opportunity for girls.
To reverse these trends, Asphalt Green runs two special sports programs just for girls, a middle school basketball league and a gymnastics program for girls ages 6 – 9. Read more about both programs below.
Select from the following links in this category to browse our programs: