Program developers Carolyn Wott and Leah Spolarich have been working with GIrls in the Game during their summer camp.  Girls in the Game works with teenaged girls in underserved communities to develop their physical, mental, emotional, and social skills through the use of sports and various workshops.  This summer, Carolyn and Leah are presenting on self-injury, substance abuse, eating disorders, and body image — all very salient topics in today’s society, especially for young women.  The two program developers work with around fifteen (15) teenagers and five GIrls in the Game coaches during each presentation, and have been successful in fostering and cultivating great discussions on these difficult topics of conversation.
NRCI hopes to continue this relationship with Girls in the Game in the upcoming schoolyear.