The Community Foundation of Greater Flint Supports Girls on the Run of Mid Michigan Through a $9,000 Grant

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint Supports Girls on the Run of Mid Michigan Through a $9,000 Grant

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The Community Foundation of Greater Flint Supports Girls on the Run of Mid Michigan Through a $9,000 Grant



The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) has committed to supporting Girls on the Run of Mid Michigan (GOTR MM), a physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Program participants develop their confidence, learn about building healthy relationships and participate in a community service project while becoming physically and emotionally prepared to complete a 5k. CFGF’s vision is to serve as an integrating force throughout Genesee County, leading people to create a viable and vibrant place where all people can thrive.



“This $9,000 grant from the Healthy Youth/Healthy Senior Fund and the Youth Initiative Program Fund of CFGF provides the scholarship funds needed to support five Girls on the Run teams in Flint during the Spring 2017 program cycle,” says Stephanie McClintock, Council Director of GOTR MM.



Girls on the Run of Mid Michigan will impact the lives of nearly 700 girls in the Mid Michigan area in 2017. Through the help of generous sponsors like the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and individual donors, scholarships are provided to approximately 50 percent of program participants. With the help of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Girls on the Run of Mid Michigan looks forward to continuing to grow and inspire more girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.



About Girls on the Run



Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.

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