RUN LIKE A GIRL
Nov 06, 2015 04:00PM
By Flint Zerangue, Sr.
The Girls on the Run program is for girls in grades 3-8 and is a 10-week program with a specific curriculum taught by coaches certified by Girls on the Run. The curriculum includes three parts: understanding themselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how to connect with and shape the world.
Girls from several Lafayette schools meet each week at area Boys and Girls Club locations for sessions that are always fun and exciting and allow them to meet new friends. Running is used to inspire and motivate the girls to take charge of their lives and realize their limitless potential while at the same time gaining an appreciation of fitness and building a foundation of healthy habits to last a lifetime. Each session culminates in a thrilling 5K race for the girls, coaches, running buddies, families, volunteers and spectators.
incredible program positively impacts not only the girls, but the coaches, families,
and volunteers alike.
this session, the Girls on the Run 5K race will take place Saturday, December 5th
at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette at 9:00am. Everyone in the community is invited to
“Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.” ~Girls On The Run
Junior League of Lafayette is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. www.juniorleagueoflafayette.com