Boost your soul by supporting Girls With Sole!
Girls With Sole was founded in August of 2009 for pre-teen and teenaged females who need someone to believe in them, so that, they can believe in themselves. Many of the girls who participate in Girls With Sole programs begin with little or no interest in moving their bodies, and end with running a 5K race or other road race distances, or in some cases, a triathlon. The program offers girls the opportunity to learn and to enjoy fitness as they develop the physical and emotional strength needed to meet personal goals.
Girls With Sole programming is a community collaborative effort, and we need your support to further our reach and keep up with the demand for what we do. We partner with social service agencies, schools, hospitals, juvenile attention facilities, and residential treatment centers to bring free fitness and wellness programs to the girls where they are.
Most of the girls we serve would otherwise have no place to participate in sports or group exercise in a safe environment, or have access to any athletic programming. Many of them are being seen by counselors, therapists, or even dieticians, but have no physical outlets to expend negative energy in a positive manner-or to tap into the imperative mind, body, spirit connection.
Our programming has introduced a whole new world to many girls, and supplied them with the empowerment needed to discover who they are as an athlete and as a person, and to realize that nothing is impossible. Learning to set and accomplish goals, and developing their self-esteem creates a light that shines from within each girl that can lead them out of a dark place and into a bright future. At Girls With Sole we call this “Lacing Up for a Lifetime of Achievement.” (LULA)
In addition to our weekly programs, each girl receives a free pair of running shoes, sports bra, fitness journal, water bottle, and free entry in the road races they participate in. Focusing on healthy living, good nutrition, exercise and wellness helps the girls to make healthier choices in other parts of their lives and benefits the community as a whole.