Girls on the Run offers 8-week social and emotional support camp for 3rd-8th graders during pandemic

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) — Girls on the Run South Louisiana will host an eight week program for girls in 3rd through 8th grades, specifically tailored to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Girls on the Run is here for girls at a time when they need it most,” said Executive Director Carly Fuller. “Girls are facing social isolation, stressors related to Covid-19 and reduced physical activity, which can negatively impact girls’ mental and physical behavior.”

A modified eight week program will be offered to adhere to Covid-19 safety guidelines.

The upcoming 8-week program curriculum is based on the research of social-emotional learning, according to Fuller. Attendees can expect to learn everyday life skills while also meeting new people and working with volunteer coaches.

Parents may choose a fully virtual eight week camp for their girl in 2020.

For 2020, parents and guardians may register their girl for a modified in-person team, to ensure health and safety from the coronavirus. For the first time in the program’s history, parents may also opt for a fully virtual experience. “This isn’t your average Zoom,” said Fuller, “girls will be engaging and active throughout the session. Regardless of the program chosen, girls meet twice a week for eight weeks.

Registration is now open. Fees include a ‘pay what you can’ option.

Girls on the Run recruitment video, provided by Girls on the Run South Louisiana

Visit girlsontherunsola.org for more information. Anyone interested in having a camp local to your neighborhood park, church or home should call (225) 262-9539. Anyone interested in volunteering, starting a site or becoming a partner should email carley@girlsontherungbr.org.

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