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Girls on the Run transforming lives

Submitted by on December 6, 2018 – 12:42 amNo Comment

A recent independent study confirms what many people already knew – the after-school program Girls on the Run is having a positive impact on the lives of young girls.

Registration is now open for the Girls on the Run Sunrise Side Spring 2019 season.

The program’s curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities.

Throughout the ten-week program, girls learn critical life skills including managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions.

The recent study provides evidence that Girls on the Run is highly effective at driving life-changing and lasting change in the lives of third to fifth grade girls.

“We receive lots of calls and letters from girls, parents and coaches about how our program changes lives,” said Cathy Goike, Council Director for Girls on the Run. “The study findings reinforce these personal stories and provide powerful evidence that participation in Girls on the Run leads to positive changes. These results confirm our commitment to girls to become joyful, healthy and confident.”

For more information on registering for the spring program, or becoming a coach, visit the Girls on the Run Sunrise Side Facebook page or contact Goike at 358-7970.

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