Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Girls’ LA Galaxy Academy paired up with the LA Galaxy Foundation for a special volunteer project to kick off 2018 LA Galaxy Women’s Leadership Series programming.
Before LA Galaxy’s Home Opener at StubHub Center last weekend, the two organizations put on the third annual Women’s Leadership Series Soccer Clinic, to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women promoted by International Women’s Day.
40 volunteers across the Girls’ LA Galaxy Academy’s four teams pitched in to run a soccer clinic for a local group of elementary school girls in the Playworks family, an LA Galaxy Foundation community partner. The Women’s Leadership Series Soccer Clinic was centered around an afternoon of leadership development for the students, topped off with a ticket to the LA Galaxy’s Home Opener match against the Portland Timbers.
The Girls’ LA Galaxy Academy, founded in 2016, is the first girls’ academy to be fully funded by an MLS side. The Academy is led by former LA Galaxy goalkeeper and two-time MLS Cup Champion, Kevin Hartman.
The LA Galaxy Women’s Leadership series is a four-part series of events that invites women ranging from elementary school to established professionals to empower one another through resources related to health & nutrition, leadership development, job readiness and current sport and entertainment trends as they apply to women. Programming will continue with a High School Girls’ Summit, Young Professionals Career Fair alongside a Sport & Entertainment Panel event supported by the LA Galaxy Foundation throughout the 2018 season.
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