Play Like a Girl!

Unlocking play. Unleashing potential.

Our Story

Play Like a Girl serves middle school girls with life-changing health education and inspiring content. We make sport, physical activity and active play a persistent, accessible and positive part of their lives. Through after-school clubs and our popular Pop-Up Play Day, Play Like a Girl is leading the movement to educate, empower and equip girls nationwide to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle. Mentoring-style sessions prepare girls by combining health education and esteem-building exercises with movement of all kinds.

Play Like a Girl was established in 2004 to inspire a new generation of confident and healthy girls. In 2017, Play Like a Girl will educate more than 10,000 girls and young women through in-person educational workshops, community events, digital tools and innovative partnerships in more than 10 communities across Nashville and throughout the United States and Canada. We will also ensure women have a renewed sense of urgency around physical inactivity and childhood obesity through outreach to more than 2,500 women nationwide. These women will go on to reach more than 5,000 girls in the year to come with more unique opportunities for play in their local communities.

Play Like a Girl! is a Nashville-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of girls' health and empowerment. Our mission is to inspire girls everywhere to lead happy, healthy lives by promoting sport and physical activity as a path to lifelong success. We believe in the power of play to unlock girls' confidence and unleash their potential to move the world around them. However, the world is moving less, and today's generation of girls is the least physically active ever. That's why Play Like a Girl works to get girls active early and for life through sport, physical activity and active play. For over 12 years, our programs have proven that active girls are happier, healthier and more successful.

Get Involved

You can impact Play Like a Girl! by joining our Footprints journey and by becoming a fundraiser. Join a campaign and download the Charity Footprints' free mobile fitness application and #GetFitGiveBack.

Contact Information

Play Like a Girl!
Play Like a Girl!
4117 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 103-129, Nashville, TN 37215