OWLS seeks to create opportunity for Chicago’s most at-risk youth through scholarship, service, and the sport of lacrosse. Using inner-city schools and community centers as our access point, we provide developmentally positive options for students through:
1. Academic enrichment
2. Service-learning projects
3. Lacrosse programming
We address our participant’s unique circumstances and individual short-term needs within a structured team environment and provide the long-term resources needed for their continued transition to a healthy quality of life. Currently OWLS serves over 150 kids and operates in four inner-city schools and two community centers on Chicago’s West and South Sides.