Girls on the Run

16 Oct

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Girls on the Run is a non-profit program that provides pre-adolescent girls with the necessary tools to embrace their individual strengths and successfully navigate life experiences. It inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Ultimately, participants will realize their limitless potential, and learn to activate it in order to pursue their dreams.

I read in the local paper that a chapter was opening up in my town. I thought it would be a great idea to volunteer as a coach, or running buddy. I love the idea of teaching young girls to be confident and respect themselves through running and give them a feeling of accomplishment through a big 5K event. With low self-esteem, peer pressure, and poor fitness among the problems facing young people today it’s great to see my community recognizing and addressing the problem head-on. Girls, especially at a younger age, need to be aware of, and aided in breaking out of the limitations often placed upon them by society.

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