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Youth Participatory Evaluation Findings and Summary (YPE)
BAWSI commissioned an original youth-led study by local high school girls, completed in February 2022. Researchers from Overfelt High School asked “What are the barriers to sport participation for Middle School and High School girls in East San Jose and what are its impacts?”
BAWSI in the Media
Lifting Girls Up – Gala 2022 – Program Video
Light Up the Night Program Video 2021
Power of Sport
BAWSI Playground Profiles, 2019
Shelter-in-Place for BAWSI Girls
Shelter-in-Place for BAWSI Rollers
BAWSI Girls having fun
BAWSI Roller is excited to complete the session
Spirit of Achievement: Part of the Team
Jacque Rodriguez’s amazing journey from BAWSI Rollers to the JV Tennis Team at Del Mar HS
Michelle Ramirez narrates her experience as a BAWSI Girl
In 2012, BAWSI began hearing from coaches and female athletes around the country wanting to know how they could get involved in BAWSI’s programs. In response, we created BAWSI Play!, a free toolkit that equips any team of female athletes with the tools, resources, and support they need to initiate and lead their own programs to get underserved elementary school students moving and involved in fun, active play.
Feel free to use this to start your own program, all we ask is that you drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who you are and what you are doing so we can celebrate the reach of this movement.
BAWSI Play! consists of (1) a how-to-get-started Handbook for coaches and athletic departments, (2) a step-by-step guide called the Playbook for the athletes to use to get kids moving on the playground, and (3) an Activities book with more than 30 fitness activities and game ideas and (4) feedback forms.
BAWSI Trophy Case
We have been honored by:
- International Olympic Committee
- San Jose City Council (4x)
- The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness
- Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
- Santa Clara County Department of Education
BAWSI All Stars
Youth development and women’s sports community resources
The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas. The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex problems.
View a Research Brief available on The Aspen Institute website:
Sport Participation Rates among Underserved American Youth
espnW serves women who love sports. espnW.com provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women.
The EY Women Athlete Business Network has a goal to create an environment that supports elite female athletes who seek to develop their leadership potential beyond their sporting careers.
Articles from the EY Women Athlete Business Network
Fair Play for Girls in Sports promotes the health, well-being, education, and future employment opportunities of girls in grades K-12, particularly in low-income areas, by ensuring sports programs provided by public schools and park and recreation departments afford girls equal athletic opportunities as required by Title IX and California state law AB 2404.
NCHPAD is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more.
NCPEID’s mission is to promote research, professional preparation, service delivery, and advocacy of Physical Education for individuals with disabilities.
Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.
The first of its kind in the world, the Tucker Center is an interdisciplinary research center leading a pioneering effort to examine how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.
The Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) researches and creates real world solutions to our most pressing questions in public health and health care, deploying gender as a critical lens.