May 18, 2018
Jennifer Smith-Bay Area Womens Sports Initiative
Helping young girls combat the toxic stress of poverty.

BAWSI provides powerful interventions for the most vulnerable children in our communities in the form of ACCESS©. Our programs focus on proven factors that help increase resiliency in children living with adversity.


BAWSI Girls is a free after-school fitness and confidence building program where female athletes inspire young girls to get active, believe in themselves and improve their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about physical activity.

This program focuses on 2nd through 5th grade girls at Title 1 eligible schools where approximately 70% of students receive free reduced lunch.