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MSDA Assists ‘Girls on the Run’

Mount St. Dominic Academy is once again proud to partner with Girls on the Run – New Jersey East. Under the direction of  MSDA Admissions Director and GOTR Coach, Pauline Condon leads the Girls on the Run® participants at sessions taking place at Grover Cleveland Park. She is joined by MSDA student running buddies who volunteer their time and encouragement to the younger girls. Mount students are currently training to be junior coaches for the upcoming spring season opening March 1. (Click here to register a middle school age girl.)

The girls and their certified Girls on the Run® coaches and volunteer role models meet twice a week with their small team over a ten-week course. Life skills are taught through fun, engaging lessons that focus on the joy of physical activity. The curriculum concentrates on lessons that teach the value in understanding oneself, relationships, teamwork, and how we connect with and shape the world in which we live.

At the session’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5K event, giving the girls the feel of achievement as well as a providing them with a framework for setting goals. The results allow the girls to see the possibility in all things, and they emerge healthy and confident.

Stay tuned to hear about the fun and inspiration!

Read more about the impact of Girls on the Run.

 

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