JERICHO, Vt. (BRAIN) — Non-profit organization Little Bellas has announced the launch of its eleventh season of mountain bike camps for girls. Registration for several Little Bellas chapters will open January 2, 2018. Little Bellas will operate programs in 15 states and get an estimated 900 girls riding mountain bikes in 2018.

With a mission to empower girls, Little Bellas is committed to building confidence in young women at an age where statistically girls begin to lose self-esteem and participation in physical activity starts to decrease as a result.

“The gender gap evident in cycling starts at an early age. Little Bellas is working to narrow that gap and empower young women to tackle obstacles and feel able to accomplish goals both on the bike and in life in general,” said Sabra Davison, founder and executive director of Little Bellas.

About 10 percent of Little Bellas’ program participants require some level of financial assistance and the organization seeks donations and sponsoring partners to remove these financial barriers and provide an equal opportunity for girls nationwide.

To illustrate the impact of the program, Camelbak created a video that demonstrates how Little Bellas is inspiring and creating life-changing opportunities for young women across the United States:

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Author: Val Vanderpool

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