You may have already known that Girls on the Run encourages young girls- especially in the inner cities- to take charge of their lives and cultivate healthy relationships.
You might not have realized, however, that each Girls on the Run team creates and executes a local community service project.
For example, one group has raised more than $10,000 to help their school crossing guard – an Ethiopian native who fled his home country where he was enslaved as a child soldier- to cover medical costs associated with his prosthetic leg to help him walk without pain. Other groups are raising money for MS, collecting money and supplies for local hospitals, donating to homeless shelters, and countless other projects. Here’s to the next generation of girls and women leading and supporting their communities!