Project Window will provide opportunities for the girls to participate in organized sports. There are approximately 32,000 teenage female gang members in New York. Children often become gang members because they have no involvement in positive activities outside of school. Coming from low income areas, parents are less likely to afford activities outside of school.
Project Window will provide girls with opportunities to engage in athletic and recreational activities, including volleyball and dance. Participation in organized sports and recreational activities will build leadership and interpersonal skills and foster lasting personal relationships. This activity will take place on weekends during the academic year. In the summer, the girls will have the opportunity to participate in summer camps.
Children who participate in organized sports so better in school and are healthier. Sports teach interpersonal skills, develop leadership qualities and foster team spirit in the children. It allows the children to experience winning and losing with prepare them for life successes and failures.