That morning it was a very cold day in Michigan, but that didn't stop these amazing girls from getting up to run their 5K. Not only did they run in the cold but so did their role models such as their siblings and parents. The older siblings and parents set the tone for the whole day, being right beside their daughters as they ran this race.
Many people may not know what Girls on the Run is so I am here to tell you:
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Girls on the Run teaches little girl's confidence, character, care and connections.
So why does Girls on the Run matter?
Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls' confidence drops about twice as much as boys'. Friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls' perception of their academic ability declines, the likelihood of anxiety and depression increases and participation in physical activity plummets. It doesn't have to be this way.
As it has been said:
"Be The Change You Want to See In This World."
Little girls around the world need us, help Self Love Beauty be this change!
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