BENEFITING: YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
ORGANIZER: YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2016
I was a Girls on the Run Coach in 2015 with a group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and I can't think of a better charity to raise money for. I condsidered it a honor to teach girls about the beauty of running and how important to it is to love oneself. Your donation ensures girls and coaches in the Detroit area can continue to feel empowered by running and believe in Girl Power.
Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to thirteen years old offered at local schools and YMCAs across metro Detroit. The program combines training for a 5k, 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the program are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development.
The total cost for the 10 week program is $130 per girl. But not every girl's family can afford that, and many schools we'd like to run the program in can't even offer it at that cost. With your help, the Y will be able to scholarship 200 girls this fall and next spring, and we won't have to turn any girls away for their inability to pay. Will you help us empower 200 young ladies in Metro Detroit?