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Published by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the research conducted for this report included three phases. First, a literature review was conducted on research relating to girls sports participation. Second, original quantitative and qualitative research was conducted to assess (a) the level of activity and sports participation among girls in Buffalo, (b) the types of programming available to girls locally, and (c) the key barriers hindering girls sports participation in Buffalo. In the third phase, a literature review and interviews were conducted to review sports programming for urban girls in other cities, and to provide a synthesis of strategies and lessons learned to inform the committee. At the end of this report a list of references is provided.