The Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, Minneapolis, USA
|The Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, Minneapolis, USA|
|Street address:||University of Minnesota
School of Kinesiology 203 Cooke Hall 1900 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
|State or Province:||Minnesota|
|Location coordinates:||44° 58' 36" N, 93° 13' 46" W|
|Executive Director:||Mary Jo Kane|
|Contact number:||(612) 625-7327|
|Target:||Girls and Women|
|Organization type:||Local NGO (operating at the community level), National NGO (operating countrywide or advocating at the national level)|
|Sectors:||Sports, Health, Gender Discrimination, Empowerment|
|Number of staff:||4|
The first of its kind in the world, the Tucker Center is an interdisciplinary research center leading a pioneering effort to examine how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.
The Tucker Center has three equal and interrelated goals:
Collaborative research: Their affiliated scholars work as interdisciplinary research teams focused on cutting-edge issues, challenges, and opportunities within sports contexts.
Research that counts: They focus on scholarship that directly impacts the physical activity experience of and for girls and women. Their research examines how sport and physical activity improve girls’ and women’ psycho-social and physical health throughout their lives—promoting girls’ self-confidence, preventing eating disorders, or helping women stay healthy as they age.
Education: Community outreach, civic engagement, and mentoring students are important components of the Tucker Center. They sponsor a Distinguished Lecture Series in which nationally recognized scholars and educators share their findings and insights with policymakers, students, and families. They also serve as a resource center for private and public organizations, educational institutions, media outlets, and the general public.