It’s gonna be a quick one today. Our Girls on the Run assignment is wrapping up with our presentations this Thursday. I’ve really enjoyed my time getting to know the girls and coaches. I’ve heard some stories that I would never expect and learned a lot from this younger generation. As I conclude this assignment I just wanted to share their energy through this video I made for their team. Hope you enjoy!
Girls on the Run – Sacred Heart of Jesus School from Alli Bixler on Vimeo.
Girls on the Run of South Louisiana has been around for four years and has grown from two schools to 32, including schools in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and the Mandeville/Covington area. According to the website, its mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” The South Louisiana council is only a piece of this international organization, which reaches 47 states and Canada. There were 139,000 participants around the nation in 2012. That’s incredible!
GOTR has received traditional media coverage up to this point, which most of the stories sounded similar to my paragraph above. None of the ones we’ve read in class have brought me to tears, blubbering like a baby or moved me to the point of wanting to get involved. Maybe I’m being a grinch, or maybe we need to cover GOTR at a different angle, but I’m hoping it’s the latter.