Through after school and community-based sports, fitness and leadership programming PGIM empowers some of the most vulnerable girls in Philadelphia. This project will allow for 100 girls to participate in our programming.
1 of 5 girls in Philly gets no physical activity at all and girls are dropping out of sport at 2x the rate of their male peers. This can be attributed to poverty, lack of access to programs and safe spaces, transportation issues, stigma related to female athletes, poor-quality experiences and a lack of positive role models. In turn, the child obesity rate in Philly has increased to 44% and inner-city girls are becoming sedentary.
PGiM aims to address these factors via the delivery of free or low cost, girls-only programming that is accessible, safe, high-quality, and led by professional fitness instructors and current/former high-level female athletes. PGiM also delivers curriculum encouraging confidence, healthy choices, and positive self-image. We are creating a girl-centric community that meets the needs of our most vulnerable girls and teaches them healthy habits that they can take with them throughout life.
PGIM is building the next generation of female leaders & equipping them with the skills to build a better world. Women who play sports have higher confidence and 96% of women in the C-Suite played sports at some level. Opportunities for sports participation and access to positive female role models empower girls to achieve their potential and are vital to their success.