Girls self-confidence begins to drop by the age of 9!
50% of girls ages 10 - 13 experience bullying (such as name calling) and exclusion at a time when peer relationships become more central to girls' lives.
Can you imagine giving a young girl Confidence, Character, Compassion, Connections, Competence and Contribution to live a full, jouful life? That is what you will be giving to girls in grades 3 -5. Because of you, more girls will be able to participate in an award-winning after-school program for 10 weeks unlike any other. and help them navigate what they are experiencing.
Through the amazing dedication of trained volunteer coaches, the council will show girls how to build their life toolbox filled with the six C's (stated above). Througout the season, girls will put their learning into action as they train for a celebratory 5K at the end. The program integrates running (walking, hopping, jumping, dancing) through the lessons the girls learn.
When they cross the finish line at the 5K, they know for certain, they can accomplish anything they set their mind to and they will do it with Confidence, Character, Compassion, Connections, Competence and Contribution.
Please help us bring the program and impact to more girls in Greater Hartford, Tolland and parts of New Haven counties.