In the third grade, I was introduced to an after school program that was coming to my school. For girls in third, fourth, and fifth grade Girls On The Run was now available. When I first heard about it I thought it was just a club for running, but I was soon proven wrong. It was a safe environment that taught us about being the best girls we could be and gave us many ways to deal with things in our lives in and out of school. Girls On The Run led me to new people that I soon became really good friends with. When drama and friendship problems started to build among some of my friends I went to Girls On The Run and they usually gave me tips on how to solve my problems, even though they didn’t know what was going on in my life! They helped me feel good about myself and have much more self-confidence. Girls On The Run has really helped me over the years!
Girls on the Run International and Say It Forward are committed to the empowerment of girls everywhere. We believe that every girl has an important story to share – a story of determination and perseverance, a story that can inspire others to overcome the self-limiting beliefs that keep them from reaching their fullest potential. We are also committed to empowering the women who invest their time and energy in these girls.
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