Shaping lives through sports.
The PRF helps to inspire student athletes to become all that they can by not only establishing the first men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse program at the Lab School in Washington DC., but also working closely with the schools in putting together coaching staffs, clinics and season schedules.
Reaching student athletes with equipment is important to our mission of working with students to create programs with sport and scholarship. Studies show that sports programs enable students to develop a growth mindset, which is the concept put forth by Stanford University researchers Carol Dweck and Lisa Blackwell that our brains grow the more we learn. The coaching and practice in these types of programs help children see the ways in which their skills can develop with effective instruction and hard work. Dweck and Blackwell have shown that children who develop a growth mindset are more engaged and successful academically.