Congrats to our 3rd & 4th grade Girls on the Run team! These girls celebrated their season with a 5k over the weekend. Callie Bambenek, Charlotte Dougherty, Lisa Huxley, and Amy Scheer coached the MICDS team.
Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 5th grade. During the 10-week program, girls gain a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, happy, and self-confident young women. Each session is led by trained coaches that guide and mentor girls through a fun and uplifting curriculum. Coaches teach specific life lessons such as dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer-pressure, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community. Along the way, the girls train together to run in a 5K (3.1 mile) event with all of the other Girls on the Run participants in the St. Louis region.