PowerPlay fills a critical service gap for girls and young women. Women have made significant progress in the past several decades, yet large numbers of girls, particularly urban girls of color, continue to struggle with issues of identity, with few meaningful, sustained opportunities to develop as leaders.
In our co-ed schools and youth programs, girls of all ages can become marginalized; many programs that do exist concentrate on problems, like pregnancy or drug abuse, rather than focusing on girls as assets and leaders.
We’re grateful for those special people who can get behind our mission and help us fill this gap for NYC’s girls and young women. One of these people is a member of our marathon team, running in the TCS NYC Marathon this November, Maggie Moore. Read on for her reasons for adding meaning to her miles and raising funds on behalf of our girls.
“I am so grateful and excited to be running the NYC marathon for Power Play this year.
As a lifelong runner, athlete, and lucky beneficiary of so many amazing girlfriends and women role models, I cannot think of a mission I would be more thrilled to support.
I started running with my parents when I was 8 years old, and since then, running and playing sports has become such a big part of who I am… empowering, strengthening, and teaching me through so many chapters of life.
Being able to help make the same development opportunities available to so many girls in NYC through the incredible PowerPlay leadership and programming is such a privilege, and I look forward to continuing to see more girls get moving and growing!”
Thank you to Maggie and those other wonderful volunteers who help make PowerPlay programming and opportunities come to life. You can view and donate to Maggie’s fundraising profile here.