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.

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Volume 2, Issue 12, Posted 1:39 PM, 11.16.2009