Learning not to be a bystander but a stand-byer is just one of the lessons the girls learn while in Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run, is an organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident with a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We were fortunate the other night to have had the chance to meet and hang out with our local Girls on the Run teams; and support them with a monetary donation over $600!
Three of the girls (Maya, Kenslely & Claire–who couldn’t be present but still shared her thoughts and gratitude) displayed their confidence by preparing a speech that told us a little about who they are and how Girls on the Run has affected their life. As we heard each girl we were inspired and awestruck – to have the strength and composure at their age to get in front of a group of people and speak from their heart…
The girls said that being part of Girls on the Run has changed the way they feel, encouraged them and helped prepare them for the trying situations of adolescence and adulthood.
We would like to thank everyone who attended our Zone 15 meeting and participated in the quarter action fundraiser that allowed for this night to happen. We are blessed to get to help our local girls make a difference while they exercise.