Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools is a sports-based youth development organization that creates opportunities for underserved youth in Chicago. With lacrosse as its foundation, OWLS provides impactful mentorship and access to scholarships, improving the academic and social outcomes of the youth it serves.
The OWLS Academy program was launched in 2018 to provide year-round holistic intervention for our most active participants. Academy offers weekly mentoring by trained, nurturing adults, giving at-risk youths the consistency needed to develop life skills that will help them enter high school ready to succeed both on and off the lacrosse field.
Additionally, “Academy Scholars” are given free access to the highest quality academic tutoring, standardized test preparation, and scholarship application support. The program includes college visits, career readiness experiences, team-building clinics, and high level lacrosse camp/club access around the country.
In order to continue our impactful work with our Academy Scholars we need your help!
2019 Academy Numbers:
-16 Academy Scholars are now enrolled in outstanding college preparatory high schools and well on their way to college.
-Currently, we have 40 OWLS Academy Scholars grades 6th-12th...a 167% increase from 2018!
-With your help we can grow to support 60 Academy Scholars in 2020!
Your #GivingTuesday Impact:
$25 | Support an Academy Scholar’s insurance and healthy snacks for a year.
$50 | Cover the cost of a small group tutoring session for three Academy Scholars.
$100 | Provide an Academy Scholar with a uniform, apparel, and lacrosse stick.
$250 | Provide bus for OWLS Academy Scholars college visit.
$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 (ten weeks) 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