Best Running Friends Rock!
We're back with a special edition of our "My Favorite Run" series! GOTRSTL Supporter, Teresa shares her running story!
Written by Courtney Berg, Executive Director
Five things I am loving right now (and for ever more!):
What is Awesome Alumna Kerrigan Doing Now?
It was by chance I connected with Kerrigan Hummel, one of the 20 girls who made up the 2002 GOTR team at the Shaw Park! Kerrigan was one of several graduate students at the Brown School at Washington University who volunteered last summer to enter data from our spring 2015 program outcome evaluation of participants/girls. Kerrigan simply shared how she did GOTR when she was a girl, and it was a fun, positive experience for her. I wanted to learn more, and Kerrigan was happy to tell all of us about it!
Welcome to a New Fiscal Year!
From all of us at Girls on the Run St. Louis, Happy New Year! July marks the start to a new fiscal year and truly our “new year.” We use this brief intercession between our fall and spring Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole seasons to plan, review, evaluate and ensure we are moving the mission of Girls on the Run St. Louis forward.
By Bailey Blake, Program Coordinator
Summertime in St. Louis means spending my favorite season of the year in my favorite city in the world! Here are the top five ways I’m spending this summer with my friends and family.
1. Segway Tour of Forest Park:
SoleMate Riders Tackle Katy Trail for Girls on the Run
Last week, David Pokorny (GOTRSTL Board Member) and a handful of other GOTR supporters completed the Katy Trail Ride put on by Missouri State Parks and Missouri State Parks Foundation as SoleMates. In the months leading up to the event, David and his teammate raised more than $6,000 for Girls on the Run St. Louis scholarships! Read David's thoughts on his experience as a SoleMate and completing the ride below.
Supporting Girls as Leaders
Written by Renee Parks, Program Director
Several weeks ago, I viewed this video from MullenLowe London. In it, children were asked to draw a firefighter, a surgeon and a fighter pilot – and 61 pictures were drawn of men and only 5 of women. Whoa! The film shares how gender stereotypes are shaped between ages 5-7 – and shows how young school children have already defined career opportunities by gender (man or woman).
Maggie Siemer, Operations Director, shares 5 things she's loving today!
1. I can not stop eating these!
We Loved Lunafest!
Girls on the Run St. Louis was honored to host our third annual Lunafest Film Festival on Thursday, June 9 at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema. We know that a community that values and lifts up the voices of girls and women is a strong and healthy one – something we are committed to building and supporting!