Star Power

Star Power

Being a Girl on the Run is so much fun
Because we learn and dream and live and run
When I am having a bad day, I look up and say,
“My star power is covered. There are clouds in the way!”
What do I do when I’m stressed or worried?
I look to my friends and think about our journey.
We have learned how to use positive self-talk about our self and others
And how to maintain balance in our lives and embrace our culture.
It’s okay to be excited or gloomy or mad.
I stop and take a BrThRR before I react.
Empathy and communication are important in friendships
Because the possibilities of success from cooperation are endless.
Our community is strong and illuminating in color
I am so filled with gratitude that I could “Holla!”
Our star power can always be activated by following our dreams
Because we are Girls on the Run and we are proud of our team.

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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Cherifer Cruz

This is my 2nd season coaching Girls on the Run at Laurel Elementary in Oceanside, California. I am a PASS AmeriCorps service member who provides mentoring and tutoring services to at-risk youth. I am currently working towards becoming an elementary school teacher.