Culture Relay’s (CR) mission is to create female leaders of tomorrow using running to teach leadership skills to high school girls. In order for girls to run the world tomorrow, we have to connect them today. Our end goal is to provide girls the path to realize their full and unique potential.
Culture Relay (CR) has double meaning: First, it provides a platform to relay culture and health/fitness information between team members and second, it is a relay race where participants finish a race by handing off a baton from girl to girl and from country to country.
High school girls (ages 14-18) in the US are paired with virtual pen-pals in developing countries (Kenya, Belize, Honduras, and Chile in 2015). This eight week program consists of one hour weekly classroom and twice weekly 30 minute couch to 5k training sessions.
Our model: 1) “Expose” - Enlarge Minds establishing a network of trust to promote life skills in our global community, 2) “Empower” - Improve mental and physical Health of girls through focus on sports, 3) “Engage”- Enrich Communities inspiring grass roots community service projects in Birmingham and beyond