Every girl wins with 'Girls on the Run'
Fifteen elementary students completed Girls on the Run’s second season at Canterbury Elementary in November. The girls met twice a week for 12 weeks and trained to complete a 5k race.
Parent volunteers complete training to coach the girls. Each session consists of a discussion on topics such as self-esteem, team building, physical fitness, nutrition, communication and respect.
Girls on the Run, an international organization, is committed to addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and mental well-being of third to fifth-grade girls in the community.
Michelle O’Neil is a published author, a blogger and a contributor to Hopeful Parents, an online community of writer parents who have children with special needs.