Giving Back: Girls on the Run

October 11, 2017

At Eleanor, we believe in the strength of women. We have all had strong mentors in our lives who encouraged us to believe in our abilities and focus on the positive changes we can make in the world.

Since August, several women on the Eleanor team (Christine, Mackenzie, Kristie, and Deanna) have been serving as volunteer coaches for Girls on the Run at a local elementary school. Girls on the Run is a nonprofit empowerment program designed to encourage third – fifth grade girls to establish healthy attitudes about themselves and each other. Each session focuses on body positivity, confidence, and teamwork. We work each lesson into a gradual running program to condition the girls to complete a 5K.

Each young athlete on our team is an inspiration. We have been so impressed by their character, work ethic, and intelligence. From silly cheers to talking through some tough topics, we are learning together about what it takes to be more confident, self-aware, and encouraging leaders.

Over the course of our lives, we always have choices and the opportunity to make a difference. We hope our few months with these girls will stay in their hearts as they shape our future society into a thriving environment for girls here in Nebraska and around the world.

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