Category - Girls on the Run International

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Spontaneity Can Reveal Opportunity

In my early teens, we moved to San Diego after many years in Newport Beach, CA. This move forced me to leave the only friends I had known and start a new life. Once in San Diego, I was...

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Embracing Native Heritage

Our daughter attends Lee Elementary and finished our the 4th grade. She will be going back in the fall to start 5th grade. Her name is Courtney. I’ve attached a few pictures for you...

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Changing lives – one girl at a time!

Jaden was born the oldest child in a home of domestic violence. She lived in the home until just before her 4th birthday. Both of her younger sisters had life threatening injuries. ...

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Every Last Girl Finished

At the age of 9, my daughter was beautiful and bubbly, intelligent and funny. Always tall for her age, she possessed a body built for strength and she was using that strength to become a...

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Perseverance

When you were younger, did you ever think that life as an adult was going to be easy? Simple? Full of happiness every day or a Cinderella wedding? Well… that was me. As a child of...

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Empowerment for All

I first learned about Girls on the Run through a healthy living blog back in 2011 and remember thinking “this is a cool program”. Fast forward to 2017, and I am at the helm of our local...

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Girl You Be Trippin’

What obstacles are you facing? Seems like a simple question to ask a group of young teens. During our Overcoming Obstacles lesson at the Heart & Sole team I coach, I asked that very...

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Girls on the Run Central New York

Girls on the Run is so much fun. Beautiful. Powerful. Awesome. We know more about ourselves. We know our teammates strengths. We know we can trust our coaches. Our voices are heard. Our...

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How GOTR inspired me to change

My 12 year old has participated in GOTR for 3 years, and I have seen such a positive influence this program has made in her life. When my younger daughter started the 3rd grade, I proposed...

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Legacy Lives On

My mother was an incredible influence in my young life. She was my best friend and confidant. I lost her to cancer when my own two girls were very, very young. My husband’s mother, my...