Attempting Something New

Grant Writing to Change the World

When I was younger, I grew up listening to my dad tell stories about his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana. He would always tell me the importance of helping others, and of public...

Life Advice from a Life Advice Addict

I am asked more often than I thought I would be how I got to where I am today. It’s a position I wouldn’t have believed I’d be in ten years ago. When I was nineteen, I was close to...

Are You Holding Back?

My daughter has been applying for summer camp counsellor jobs. She’s been a camp counsellor the last three summers, in addition to being a lifeguard and swim instructor during the school...

The Character of Disability

Having been born with a physical disability in the late 70’s my future was already decided by the doctors, occupational therapists, the education department… to them it...

Lights! Camera! Action!

My most memorable moment from Girls On The Run is when I was interviewed. It was a normal day we talked about the lesson and did the activite. Then we went to the track to run. After...

What a mirror really shows

My story begins with my friends that coached for GOTR. For several years they mentioned that I should coach as well. All I knew about it was the name – and the name intimidated me...

Dani Backrides

I was very nervous and almost scared at first. Would I be a good coach? Can I handle teaching young girls life lessons without teaching experience or children of my own? I learned quickly...

Be Encouraged

Whenever life sometimes makes us feel discouraged, we should be encouraged by the simple fact that we have the power to change our situation. Recently I wrote a poem that allowed me to see...