Attempting Something New

Believe in yourself!

For the longest time I struggled with my weight and it would effectively put me in a bad mood. Then the thoughts came after, in deafening waves. “You’ve gained weight.” “How could...

Blind Runner

My name is Hayes. I am an 11 year old rising 5th grader at Providence Spring Elementary. I did Girls on the Run the last 2 seasons. I loved Girls on the Run because it made me feel proud...

More Than An Internship

For one of my graduation requirements, I needed to fulfill an internship/practicum course. As I was going through the list of options, Girls on the Run stood out to me. I had heard of Girls...

Trust The Process- A Short Story

Last year in September, I experienced a very hard trial with anxiety and depression. Honestly, that had been my story for a very long time but I never acknowledged it because I always...

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...