“In a society that is constantly pushing this perfect image of a girl/women, sports & running helped me to break that image in my head, stop comparing myself to others and instead recognize my own strengths. I started to feel the most confident and powerful when I was sweaty, dressed in shorts, a t-shirt, headband and sneakers. Today as I work in a field dominated by men I am not scared to speak up in a meeting because I am a women; I feel confident in my abilities & I credit that to the confidence sports gave me. All girls deserve to feel confident & powerful, that's why I am running for GOTR!
GIRLS ON THE RUN GREATER BOSTON
Founded in 1996 with 13 girls, Girls on the Run has served nearly one and a half million girls. The program is highly effective at driving transformative and lasting change in girls' lives. Girls on the Run's intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities.
Throughout the course of the ten-week program, girls learn critical life skills including managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions. It is the combination of the research-based curriculum, trained coaches and a commitment to serve all girls that sets Girls on the Run apart from other after-school programs. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
With your support of our team as they fundraise and train for the Boston Marathon, we are building stronger, more confident and more empowered girls to go after their dreams and realize their limitless potential. Thank you!