YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit wrote -
“We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” – Girls on the Run International.
My name is Jackie Kippen, I am the Girls on the Run Council Director for the Greater Detroit area. Girls on the Run is an amazing program for girls in 3-8th grade, but inspires women of all ages! We teach self respect and healty living through running. This community program has a lifelong impact on the girls and their families!
"Learn. Dream. Live.Run!"
Our goal this year is to provide sponsorships for 80 girls within the city of Detroit to participate in the upcoming Spring and Fall seasons of the Girls on the Run Program. In areas where child obesity is altogether too common and the proper shoes to run in are hard to come by, our goal includes funding for healthy snacks, program fees and gear for the girls to run in (shoes, socks, shorts and a shirt).
Please note our suggested levels of giving:
5k Level: $50 – sponsor one girl’s gear
10k Level: $125 – sponsor one girl’s program fees
½ Marathon Level: $175 – total sponsor for one girl (including gear & fees)
Marathon Level: $2,500 – sponsor a full team of girls!
So whether you are able to donate $20 or sponsor the full Marathon, please know that you are making an incredible difference in the development of a young girl and that we truly appreciate your support!