Please help support this wonderful Program!
Money from this fundraiser helps provide scholarships, clothing, snacks and transportation for those in the Metropolitan Detroit area who would otherwise not be able to participate.
Gwynnie has participated in the program for the last three years. For us, it's a nice way to help her learn such life skills as team efforts, positive self talk, showing gratitude, giving back to the community making/keeping friends, stopping gossip, and, my favorite from two years ago; the effects the adveritising industry has on vulnerable young ladies. (skinny, beautiful models, overstatement of products' effectivenes, etc.) In addition, the girls (and boys in the parallel Strides Program) train to run a 5K at the end of the program.
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YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit wrote -
We believe that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge, can change the world.
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 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 can't even offer it at that cost. With your help, the Y will be able to scholarship 200 girls this year! We don't ever want a financial barrier to keep an eager girl from participating. Will you help us empower 200 young ladies in Metro Detroit?