This month’s Charity spotlight focuses on Girls on the Run, a program for girls in grades 3rd – 8th that helps to inspire participants to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.  Trained coaches lead small teams through the research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games.

Over the course of the 10-week program, the girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.  The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Thunderbirds Charities has donated money to this wonderful program the last two years, and we love watching the girls grow throughout the program.  Take a look at the August Charity Spotlight video for an inside look at Girls on the Run.