SPORT-BASED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Be An Inspiration® is Netball America’s unique youth program that uses sport as a platform to empower youth for peace and strong futures, while increasing participation in sports, reducing childhood obesity, breaking down barriers to reduce discrimination and increasing
BAI® has impacted over 100,000 youths, mainly girls.
Our results have consistently shown that girls have increased their physical activity from 0-1 days per week to 3-5 days per week and that feelings of being overweight or negative self-image have dropped
30-35%. Kids also are focusing on hydrating and eating 25% more fruits and vegetables. 91% have demonstrated the ability to positively react to difficulties and 81% have shown ability to get along with different backgrounds.
Our program (BAI®) aligns with the
Aspen Institute's Children's Bill of Rights in Sports
Our program (BAI®) contributes to the
UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals)
which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people
enjoy peace and prosperity.
We have a structure in place that uses sport as a primary tool to drive positive social transformation. Lives have been significantly changed by delivering a demonstratable,
long-term benefit to those we have engaged.
We are using sport to reduce inequalities, increase access to sport for marginalized communities and to address social issues in their communities.
Our programs have received awards from many organizations including:
Billie Jean Kings Women’s Sports Foundation, ESPNW, Atlanta Falcons Foundation,
Los Angeles Business Journal and Nickelodeon Kid’s TV.
The programs provide youth with opportunities for leadership, teamwork, improving sedentary attitudes, anti-bullying, and nutrition education. Our aim is to encourage children and families to be physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and includes those with disabilities to ensure they feel part of their community.
Stanford Peace & Netball Project
Global Reach of our BAI Programs
The sports development curriculum that provides coaches and teachers with specific learning paths, skills and drills for the introduction and development of sports across the USA, with the aim of increasing participation.
We have introduced across the USA the Women’s Sports Foundation award winning curriculum and sports education program which works to improve the health of sedentary girls and keeps girls involved in physical activity.
The Net Together Program is the curriculum for teachers to participate in sport through a structured program, while establishing links between Schools and Associations.
We conduct these programs in partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation and ESPNW. The focus of this program is to increase participation and retention of African-American and Hispanic girls in sports.
P.O. Box 11531
Westminster, CA 92685