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Forward is a pace! Our girls and their volunteer coaches are so resilient! This is already our third season coaching through a pandemic, bringing volunteers and families together around the fantastic girls. We have a good number of new teams...
It is with a very heavy heart that we share with our Girls on the Run St. Louis community that Brad Eastman, our "Original Sparkler," who believed every Girl on the Run should feel strong, capable and celebrated to her finish line and beyond, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 27. Brad taught us what it means to be a Sparkler...how to celebrate, honor and "sparkle" every Girl on the Run.
At Girls on the Run, we envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. She may start out in life with confidence, but often that confidence is shaken by messages in the media or her peers, which can lead to negative self-talk. Our program has become a movement of people from all walks of life who encourage us to inspire girls, and each other, to be joyful, healthy and confident by having fun and working towards our goals together.
In a world that so often tries to silence girls and women, Girls on the Run encourages girls to raise their voices. Although voting is done, our mission to inspire and empower girls remains stronger than ever. Today and every day, Girls on the Run St. Louis is committed to helping ALL girls — of all races, ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences — recognize their inherent power and strength.
This fall, girls and coaches across our territory are lacing up their shoes, logging in to zoom, and connecting with their peers! Some teams are practicing in a virtual setting, and some teams are practicing in-person in safe, socially-distant ways. Regardless of HOW girls and coaches are connecting, they are learning, growing, and having fun together!