LA Galaxy Foundation Hosts Inaugural LA Galaxy High School Girls Summit Presented by Southern New Hampshire University
AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation welcomed more than 100 high school female athletes for the inaugural LA Galaxy High School Girls Summit presented by Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) at StubHub Center on Saturday, October 13.
The event, in conjunction with SNHU, invited female athletes from Compton Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District in addition to the LA Galaxy Girls Academy and A Place Called Home, a nonprofit agency in South Central Los Angeles, to hear from former collegiate athletes and receive mentorship from female sports and entertainment executives.
Following a panel discussion surrounding life as a young professional and the importance of college preparation and readiness, students participated in a Positive Coaching Alliance workshop titled “Better Athletes, Better People” led by former UCLA collegiate softball player, Marti Reed.
Students then met in small groups with the mentors from AEG, AEG Presents, LA Galaxy, StubHub Center, Nike, Los Angeles Lakers, etc. to learn what it takes to be a powerful woman in the sports and entertainment industry.
"We hope this summit exposed the students to new potential career paths within the sports and entertainment industry,” said Lauren Nowinski, director of community relations and LA Galaxy Foundation. “An athlete’s love of sport can continue years after she steps off the pitch and it was clear to see the stories the mentors shared resonated with the students during the event.”
The LA Galaxy High School Girl’s Summit was a continuation of the LA Galaxy’s Women’s Leadership Series which empowers female student-athletes with knowledge and opportunities to inspire the next generation of leaders in Los Angeles.