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Queen of Apostles supports empowerment of girls

Queen of Apostles supports empowerment of girls

June 2014

In May, a group of Queen of Apostles students from third through fifth grades ran alongside their Principal Martin Chargin in a 5K, sponsored by “Girls On The Run,” a program that uses experience-based curriculum to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.
The program integrates running, which is in line with the school’s learning expectations to be healthy individuals. Students trained for two months using lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. They explored and discussed their own beliefs about experiences and challenges girls face at this age and they explored how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
“This program is not only about running, it’s about teaching girls to have positive body images, how to handle peer pressure and how to stand up to bullies,” said Allison Fox, school parent and event organizer.

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