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Girls on the Run Bayou Region unveils at home activity kit

HOUMA — Girls on the Run Bayou Region unveiled the GOTR at Home Activity Kit to help keep area girls ages 8 to 11 active and healthy while inspiring creativity, encouraging movement and teaching new skills.

Girls on the Run Bayou Region is a leader in developing and delivering life-changing programs for girls through school program sites across the region and has served more than 3,500 girls since its founding in 2011.

“Providing girls with opportunities to develop empathy, build resiliency, and identify and understand their values, choicesand emotions, are important now more than ever before,” said Ashlee Laiche, council director of Girls on the Run Bayou Region. “It is never too early for girls to learn how to put these important skills into practice. This kit will help girls move, laugh and grow, and in the process find their inner girl power.”

The at-home kit includes 50 activities to fuel girls’ mind, body and spirit that emphasize the important connection between physical and emotional health. Each activity helps girls learn important skills such as how to cope when things get difficult, demonstrate care for self and others, and practice positivity. From the silly starters to the fun movement games and challenges, the activities were designed to get girls to laugh, create and grow.

Available starting now at https://www.gotrbayouregion.org/GOTR-At-Home, the kit is $49 and includes: The GOTR at Home Activity Book, an exclusive GRL PWR t-shirt, a physical activity training plan, a completion certificate and a few other fun surprises, delivered directly to her doorstep.

The nonprofit organization is also raising funds to provide sponsored kits to girls within the community. Please visit https://www.gotrbayouregion.org/Donate to make a donation.

“For almost 10 years, our council has done everything we can to support all girls as they navigate adolescence,” Laiche said. “This kit will help her grow her confidence and realize her full potential.”

Girls on the Run International designs programming that strengthens third- to eighth-grade girls’ social, emotional, physical and behavioral skills to successfully navigate life experiences. Each year, more than 200,000 girls ages eight to 13 participate in communities in 50 states and Washington DC. More than 2 million girls have participated in the program since it launched in 1996. The curriculum reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, the program addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most. Results show GOTRI programs inspire and empower girls to build healthy physical and mental habits that last long beyond the program. According to a longitudinal study conducted by The University of Minnesota, 97 percent of Girls on the Run participants said they learn critical life skills including resolving conflict, helping others or making intentional decisions; and 94 percent of parents reported it was a valuable experience for their girl. To learn more about this international non-profit, visit www.girlsontherun.org.