Get Uplifted: Girls on the Run
At Easterns Automotive Group, we are dedicated to positively impacting our community and uplifting those around us. Recently, we had the opportunity to support Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization empowering young girls through physical activity, positive reinforcement, and leadership development.
When we learned about the incredible work that Girls on the Run does, we knew we wanted to be a part of their mission. Girls on the Run is dedicated to inspiring young girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident through a curriculum that integrates running and lessons on self-esteem, respect, and teamwork.
“We’ve grown from a small group of 13 girls to serving 22,000 girls, 2,200 annually, it’s a phenomenal program that encourages girls to be their best,” said executive director Devoria Armstead.
Girls on the Run is dedicated to fostering confidence and empowerment among young girls. Devoria even shared a story that highlights the program’s positive influence, as she witnessed a shy participant come out of her shell, make friends, and even run for class president, ultimately winning. It’s a testament to the transformative power of Girls on the Run in building self-assurance and unleashing the full potential of young women.
Most girls who complete the Girls on the Run program say they feel comfortable there and learn critical skills like conflict resolution and making intentional decisions: Skills they’ll carry with them throughout their lives.
With great enthusiasm, we made a donation to Girls on the Run to support their programs and ensure that more girls have the opportunity to participate and thrive. At Easterns , we are more than just a car dealership. We are deeply invested in our community and strive to make a positive impact wherever we can. If you want to volunteer with Girls on the Run, you do not have to be a runner; just passionate about empowering girls.