Academy (SSLA) is a sports leadership program for rising 11th and 12th grade female-identifying students.The SSLA program uses a sports-based model to teach the values of leadership, college & career readiness, mentorship, fitness and wellness.
Students will experience sports in a safe space to catapult their confidence and leadership skills, allowing them to be stakeholders in their identities as well as their communities.
Health & Wellness
College Access/Career Readiness
Life Skills Development
Exciting trips to sports venues and colleges
Earn community service hours to write on college applications
College and career guidance during and after the program
Exposure to sports and physical activity for overall health & wealthness
Leadership, confidence & self-branding: Workshops focusing on public-speaking, goal-setting, project management and self-branding
Health & Fitness: Interactive sports & fitness sessions, and healthy living & nutrition workshops
Mentoring & Career Exploration: Resume building, networking, dressing for success, public speaking workshops and mentoring with companies like Google, Wells Fargo, Barclays
College Readiness: Guidance with choosing colleges, filling applications & writing essays as well as support with financial aid & scholarships.
Peer Coaching: Coach after school participants once a week for 6 weeks and lead a PowerPlay lesson with the guidance of an adult coach.
Find out why Powerplay Rocks!
PowerPlay showed me what I'm going to face in the future and taught me how to handle it with things like resume writing, networking and interviewing skills.
Sports were part of my family's life, but I didn't play because I didn't know how. PowerPlay taught me how to play. Now, I can't even pick a favorite sport because I like to play them all.
PowerPlay gave us the chance to meet professional women who overcame gender and racial norms.
Thank you so much for inspiring other young girls and me to feel important, motivated and amazing.
I liked that we were able to feel motivated and come together as a group of girls to share our experiences and feel inspired by others.
My dream is to continue running, stay on track to go to college and then have a career in film so someday I can make a movie that will premiere here in New York City. Thank you for helping girls just like me.