Led by Olympian, Mechelle Lewis Freeman, and Fitness Specialist, Jennifer Nash Forrester, TrackGirlz is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing girls access to sisterhood, empowerment, and track and field.
Workshopz/Camps - We host monthly workshops and seasonal camps that teach tangible skills to empower girls through track and field, team building, and our curriculum, including our week-long overnight Summer Leadership Academy.
12-week curriculum/Outreach Program - Designed for third party organizations to empower girls and introduce track and field, we developed a curriculum using our core values to equip girls with the methods and tools to take on their biggest dreams, while participating in track and field inspired workouts. Led by sport- specific female mentors, lessons address health, education, leadership, community, social impact, and self-esteem.
Micro Grant Program - Each year we give $5000 in micro grants each year to provide resources for middle and high school girls to pursue track and field with their local track club teams or colleges and universities. Middle and High school girls who have demonstrated a commitment to athletic excellence, are encouraged to apply. Qualifying needs include club fees, uniform/shoe costs and any related travel costs.
Featuring Olympic athletes and top industry experts, our workshopz are designed for young ladies to become empowered to live their best authentic self, using the influence of powerful women in track and field. Whether for general wellness or sport specific goals, young women will be able to learn fundamental movements that can be used to run, jump, or throw, and go through leadership and personal development sessions enabling the girls to create a tangible pathway to achieve their goals.
Exclusive insights and tips are given to learn how the sport can open doors to life changing opportunities, including access to higher education, professional careers, and community and cultural experiences. Track and Field was found to most likely to lead to higher education at four-year colleges and positively impacts behaviors, self-esteem, and overall health for teen girls. The sport is one of the most diverse and inclusive sports for women, appealing to various ethnicities, body types, and athletes with physical disabilities.
We intend to further the educational, community, and training opportunities for young women through our workshopz and by encouraging them to participate in local school and track club activities to further develop their movement and sport skills.
TrackGirlz is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the IRS. IRS Code: Section 501(c)(3) Tax Identification. EIN: 83-2576207. All donors will receive a receipt from the foundation for tax purposes. Thank you!!