Girls on the Run program keeps young girls active, boosts confidence

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A group of nine girls ranging from 3rd-5th grade participated in the after school program Girls on the Run program this spring. Girls on the Run is a national youth development organization dedicated to boosting young girls’ confidence and keeping them active. On Saturday, May 7th, the program completed with a fun run at the 4th Annual Girls on the Run 5K at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa.

The program encourages positive emotional, social, mental and physical development as participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at their age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. It starts with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, they look at the importance of teamwork and healthy relationships. And finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

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Participants were Isabella Reynolds, Bella Tadros, Valentina Romano, Hannah Singleton Alexandra Wallace, Grace Vernine, Sophie Deitche, Sophia Borque, and Karolina Kutova.

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After the race, they enjoyed a pool party back at Farragut.

“We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”

– quote from Girls on the Run website.