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Higher Learning Academy is proud to again sponsor the “Girls on the Run” and to introduce this year “Girls on Track” for our 6th through 8th grade girls.
Girls on the Run is for girls in 3rd through 5th grade. Over a period of 12 weeks, these girls participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.  Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This program is open to all girls in 3rd through 5th grade, prior experience or interest in running is not required. Girls on the Run will begin this school year in the Spring. 
This year, HLA is proud to announce that Girls on Track will also be an option for our 6th - 8th grade girls. Today's middle-school girls face many challenges and obstacles that can affect their emotional and physical well-being. The Girls on Track curriculum is designed to address these challenges by empowering them to make thoughtful and healthy decisions. Like Girls on the Run, the Girls on Track curriculum is delivered over the course of 10 to 12 weeks and addresses the societal, mental and emotional challenges particular to their age.  Girls on Track will begin in the Fall, while Girls on the Run will begin in the Spring.  Keep your eyes open for information coming home from your girls about these awesome programs.
Chris Resha
HLA Teacher and Girls on the Run Coach