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Girls on the Run

March 20, 2017

The Girls on the Run completed a community service project this past weekend.  The event was at the Kendra Scott in Brickell Citi Center! They had the opportunity to design and make custom jewelry of their choice. All the creations made by the girls from the color bar will be donated to girls their age who are patients at the Holtz Children's hospital!

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Posted March 10, 2017

Over a period of 10-12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 8th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.

The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.  Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships.  And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitnessand to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of each season, the girls participate in a 5k event.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.  Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible!

 


 

For more information visit https://www.girlsontherun.org/
 

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Posted December 2016

Dealing with being 13 years old is the common bond that helps these girls come together and go for a run. Girls on the Run is an international program to help girls ages 8 to 13 build confidence in strength. Learn more about the program's runners in this recent local report.