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Larry Merewitz MCM’s Training and Volunteer Services Mgr. will keep us updated on events going on in the Olney, Brookeville area. There are always new shows at the Theatre, restaurants opening and other events like National Night Out  in Olney and of course the farmers market.  I am expanding my area to  highlight different places... Read more

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Girls on the Run


Recently I met some people from this organization. It seemed like an interesting thing they do and during our conversation was asked if we could do a video  or cover one of their practice sessions. I thought why not, so I found out where they were practicing and went there to get get some pictures of the girls during their practice time. They have 2 age groups one is for Elementary school age and the other is High school  ages. There was one head coach and this one had 3 helpers/asst, coaches.  They all met together for classroom work then out to the field for the running. Even some of the coaches ran with the kids. I did promise not to give any names or locations of the practice session but did have permission to take pictures.  The information below is from their site and the link is to the Girls on the Run site to see what they are all about.

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.


Larry Merewitz

About Larry Merewitz

Larry Merewitz is the Traning and Volunteer Services Manager of Montgomery Community Media, which provides media training and community-based content for the residents of Montgomery County. Larry writes a blog on MyMCMedia, find it here.


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