New Challenges, Same Mission.
Outreach with Lacrosse and Schools (OWLS) was founded in 2011 with one goal – Improve the lives of Chicago’s most at-risk youth by offering a lacrosse-based program that combines teaching and playing the sport with academic tutoring, mentoring and social enrichment.
On March 13th, with the health and safety of our participants and staff in mind, we suspended our on field and in-person programming indefinitely. However, by leaning on the principles that are the foundation of OWLS we have been able to maintain a safe and healthy virtual ecosystem in which our students can thrive.
We are asking for your support.
Enrichment programs like OWLS Academy are critical for youth development physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. OWLS provides a staging ground for adopting a healthy lifestyle and improving academic outcomes. Any effort to share our mission or contribute to crucial funding of our programs would be greatly appreciated and immediately impactful.
Your #GivingTuesday Impact:
$25 | Support one week of remote tutoring for an OWLS Academy Scholar
$50 | Cover the cost of a small group tutoring session for three Academy Scholars.
$100 | Provide an Academy Scholar with a wall-ball care package including apparel, lacrosse stick, and a soft practice ball.
$250 | Provide bus for OWLS Academy Scholars for future college visits.
$500 | Sponsor an Academy Scholar for a full year of programming including: tutoring, standardized test preparation, scholarship application support, lacrosse equipment, and enrichment trips
$1000 | Provide 10 Academy Scholars with a summer ACT/SAT test prep course
$2,500 | Provides 15 Academy Scholars with a semester of the Ideal Student Workshop. At ISW students will learn the character traits, study skills, and scholarly habits needed to succeed in high school and beyond.
Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools is a registered 501(c)(3) EIN 61-1650024
We understand that giving may not be an option at this time. If you are unable to support us financially you can still help by spreading the word about OWLS #GivingTuesdayNow through the social buttons linked in the campaign.