According to the American Psychological Association, girls between the ages of 8 and 11 think of themselves as strong and confident. However, self-esteem decreases at a higher rate for girls than boys as they enter adolescence, when youths experience increased pressure to fit into prescribed gender roles. Girls on the Run Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties facilitates the healthful development of young girls with training programs that integrate running into lessons that encourage an active lifestyle and healthy self-respect. At the end of the training programs, girls can run a 5K race. G-Team members who donate $25 to today's campaign and register their Groupons will receive free registration in the New Balance Girls on the Run Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties 5k race, held in Huntsville on December 3, which includes a free T-shirt (up to a $27 value).
The 10-week Girls on the Run and Girls on Track training programs consist of three eight-lesson training sessions for girls in third–eighth grades, which weave running into personal-empowerment exercises. The first session helps girls get to know themselves and establish their own system of values, and the second session emphasizes cooperation and team building with lessons about forming healthful friendships and standing up to peer pressure and gossip. In the third session, the girls develop and implement a community project that centers on filtering out negative messages from the media and peers. At the culmination of their training, participants can run in the New Balance Girls on the Run 5K race, which highlights the skills they have learned in a positive environment. Many prospective participants cannot afford the $160 Girls on the Run program fee, so the organization must seek donations to ensure that every interested girl can participate. 40% of last year's program participants received financial aid.
Join G-Team and donate $5, $10, or $25 to help sponsor a healthful-living program for girls from underserved communities. If G-Team members raise $160, then Girls on the Run Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties can provide a 10-week training program for one girl. Each additional $160 raised will fund participation for another girl.
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