Beyond the Ball recognizes that girls and young women are often left to sit on the sidelines, while the young men get attention through sports. Girls are not only a part of all of our programs, we have a specific program just for them. Beyond the Ball Girls targets the young women of our neighborhood through a variety of projects and experience trips. Sports, art, and science projects help give participants a positive self-concept and enable them to find their identity in healthy ways. Many are part of helping Beyond the Ball run programming such as Project Play. Older girls are set up as mentors for the younger participants, modeling the values of Beyond the Ball and assisting with program facilitation.