Girls on the Run is a 10-week youth development program for girls in grades 3 to 6. It centers around group sessions where the girls discuss and learn strategies on how to successfully handle the many issues girls face in today’s society. At the same time, they are training to run a 5K at the end of the 10 weeks. There is also an emphasis on making a positive impact in their community and beyond. The girls choose, plan, and implement a project to help a local organization.
This was Macon East’s first year to participate in the Girls on the Run program, and it was a wonderful addition to our elementary extracurricular activities. Thanks to the girls’ coach Ms. Kathy Loomis, along with Kayla Boroff and Taylor Anne Surles, for serving as mentors and role models. On May 4, the girls and their running buddies completed a 5K at Cloverdale Park.