Participants and Hail! Impact

Hail! Impact

September 2023

Girls Group is proud to announce our newest partner, Hail! Impact. The innovative Name Image Likeness Program benefits both local charities and Student-Athletes at University of Michigan. Players on the University of Michigan Women’s Basketball team hand selected Girls Group to be the organization that would benefit from their service hours. Throughout this school year players will work with Girls Group staff to plan and lead programming events for Girls Group participants.

At the first partnership event, participants enjoyed one-on-one discussions, team-building activities, and listened to motivational speeches from the players. Participants were excited to meet the team and did not hesitate to pepper the players with questions about their college experience. Different discussions covered how to balance sports, school, and social life as a student-athlete.

These conversations enabled participants to think about whether they would want to pursue sports in college or what other things they want to explore in college. Throughout the day, the team also shared life lessons with participants on the importance of teamwork, how to accept failure, acknowledging individual strengths, and celebrating accomplishments.