If you are the parent or grandparent of an Eight to Thirteen year old girl… please consider attending this informational Open House about a program that is coming to Waurika! Girls on the Run is a non-profit program that encourages pre-teen and early teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. Waurika will have 2 “teams”, one for 3rd through 5th grades and another for 6th through 8th grades.

The Girls on the Run Southern Oklahoma Council states that “Now, more than ever, girls struggle to navigate a complex world. They struggle with belonging, finding and keeping positive friend networks, determining their own self-worth, and growing with confidence. Throughout the adolescent years, girls internalize negative messages that can have long-term effects. It doesn’t have to be this way! Girls on the Run provides a tool box, at a critical age, that allows them to access essential life skills in resolving conflict, managing emotions, making intentional decisions, finding joy and helping others. Uniquely, these provisions are rooted in their own experiential learning and through physical activity.”

The informational Open House is Wednesday, January 16th from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m. at the Waurika Elementary School cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a fun Give Away!

The program has already garnered lots of support in our community. Local sponsors for the Waurika program include the Waurika Sorosis Club, Waurika Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Hospital, Waurika Clinic, Waurika Quik Mart, A&A Wind Pros, Marketing Solutions Group, Inc., Colt and Teddy Morrison, Dr. and Mrs. Rod Linzman, Ronnie and Sharon Morgan, and the Circle N Ranch. 

You can find out more about this after-school program by following this link: Girls on the Run – Official Site www.girlsontherun.org


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