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Girls on the Run- The Yellow Balloon that Broke my Heart

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There is a program called Girls on the Run. I wish I would have known about this organization sooner, but I suppose it came to me in perfect timing.

I am a new coach in the program. We have practice twice a week and do different activities each time to teach the girls about choices, emotions, confidence, community service, friendship, kindness, strength, etc.

This picture was at the end of our practice today. At the end of each meet, the girls get to nominate two people for an energy award, and the coaches pick a “pop up girl” that represented what being a Girl on the Run is all about throughout the practice. Coach MJ and I added that the three chosen also get a picture with one, or both of us at the end of practice. Anyone who knows me or follows me on Facebook knows whose idea that was!

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