I started Girls on the Run in 1996 to provide an experience for girls to untangle from the stereotypes which far too frequently capture their spirits around middle school. I founded the program in Charlotte, NC in 1996 with 13 girls. It’s hard for me to believe that the program has reached almost two million girls!
The 10-week curriculum-based program creatively weaves running games together with activities designed to, in a fun and engaging format, provide 3rd to 8th grade girls with the tools to live their lives with intention…to journey through life with their feet firmly grounded in self-respect, community support and love; and.their hearts filled to overflowing with joyful passion and a child-like curiosity to reach high, dream big and achieve their greatest potential.
I’ve retired from the organization. This means I now travel, ten or more times a year, and visit with those “out in the field” delivering the program. If you are interested in bringing me to your Girls on the Run event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s do this. 💙💙💙
To learn more (and hopefully get involved) check out http://www.girlsontherun.org.
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