Congratulations 2023 Grant Champions Theresa Roden & Alyssa Channin

i-tri is a Sport for Youth Development Program that empowers middle school girls through the sport of triathlon. i-tri focuses on working with middle-school girls because research shows the largest drop in self-esteem occurs during early adolescence; 69% of elementary school-aged girls reported being “happy the way I am.” That figure plummets to 29% for high school girls.

i-tri girls learn to believe in themselves, and that can change everything. Along the journey to the finish line of a youth distance triathlon, our girls discover that they are capable, strong, and brave. They make connections that show them that while they are unique, they’re not alone. Side by side, with new friends, i-tri girls learn to go inward to find their own strengths and to help others find theirs.