Kit provides 50 activities to keep girls ages 8 to 11 active and healthy this summer

Today, Girls on the Run Western MA unveiled the Power Up Activity Kit to help keep Western MA girls active and healthy through the summer while inspiring creativity, encouraging movement, and teaching new skills.

Girls on the Run WMA is a leader in developing and delivering life-changing programs for girls through more than 75 sites across the Western MA area and has served more than 5400 girls since it was founded in 2015.

After the cancelation of schools, implementation of social distancing, and the restrictions around large public events due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 5 year old nonprofit adapted quickly to alter its spring season to continue to deliver on its mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

This new offering by the nonprofit organization also delivers on that mission.

Alison Berman, Council Director of Girls on the Run Western MA said,

Providing girls with opportunities to develop empathy, build resiliency, and identify and understand their values, choices, and emotions, are important now more than ever before, 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 emphasizes 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. The Kit provides 50 activities to keep girls ages 8 to 11 active and healthy this summer

Available starting June 19 at www.girlsontherunwesternma.org the kit is $49 and includes: The Power Up Activity Book, an exclusive GRL PWR t-shirt, Physical Activity Training Plan, 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, visit their website to make a donation.

Added Berman,

For 5 years we have always done everything we can to support all girls as they navigate adolescence. This kit will help her grow her confidence and realize the potential she has to Power Up.