The Girls on the Run (@GOTRI) program is fantastic! It is an great example of community volunteers working to create better lives for our children by introducing them to positivity, self-respect, and healthy living. The program is aimed at young pre-teen girls and it prepares them for running a 5K while focusing on life lessons all along the way.
My daughter is starting her third year in the program this spring, and my wife is coaching for the second year in a row. Both of them look forward to starting their training and their meetings with the other girls. Each season I see them grow closer together as a result of this program.
Conversations around our dinner table focus on running and training, but even more so on the stories and conversations that carry over from practice. If you have a daughter, see if you can find a local program. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences of her young life.