Forming a New GOTR Partnership

Forming a New GOTR Partnership

Sophie Clipson, a member of the Freshmen Social Justice Committee at Holy Names Academy, has worked with other committee members to begin a partnership with Girls on the Run of Puget Sound. The Freshmen Social Justice Committee was started just this year at Holy Names and focuses on social issues related to gender equity in the community. The committee agreed to partner with Girls on the Run because they are passionate about the GOTR mission of helping young girls love their bodies and feel confident in who they are. Also, some of the committee members had been involved with Girls on the Run as participants in the past and wanted to give back to the organization. Sophie spoke more about this intentional partnership in relation to the mission statement of Girls on the Run:

“I really like that in Girls on the Run, their mission says, “We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident…”. I think this really speaks to what we want every girl to feel. We want girls to feel happy about who they truly are, and feel confident in who they are and what they can do. In addition, I think the healthy part can play at being physically healthy, but also mentally healthy. It’s important for girls to love who they are.”

During a sunny practice in April, five members of the Freshmen Social Justice Committee attended the Girls on the Run practice at St. Therese Catholic Academy with snacks and smiles in tow. The five committee members were engaged during practice by partnering up with St. Therese GOTR girls for various activities such as warm up exercises and stretching, encouraging discussion around the main lesson topic of the day and finally, by completing the running work out as a team. GOTR Staff is excited to see Holy Names’ students acting as role models for younger girls to show them the importance of being themselves, having positive attitudes and giving back to the community. Thank you to St. Therese GOTR Coaches, Kate and Rose, and Site Liaison, Quinn, for helping foster this partnership.

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