September 2016: Girls on the Run Gives Back - Bachrodt Charter Academy
The community impact project is an integral part of the Girls on the Run curriculum where the girls learn about gratitude and their connection to the world around them. Every year, each Girls on the Run team plans and implements a community impact project during their lesson time. Periodically we highlight one of these projects, which range from planting flowers on school grounds to making cards to send to seniors. This month we're featuring the 2016 Bachrodt Girls on the Run team and their work to support the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.
For their community impact project, the 2016 Bachrodt Girls on the Run team decided to support infants and teens facing long hospital stays. "It would be very scary to have to stay in the hospital, so having fun stuff to do would make it easier" said one program participant. The team contacted a parent who works at Lucile Packard to find out what specifically children need when they are hospitalized for an extended amount of time. According to Girls on the the Run coach Courtney Chamberlin "this was an essential teaching part of the project: finding out what the needs truly were."
Coach Courtney reports that "it was heart-warming, as coaches, to see how much effort and care our GOTR girls put into their posters and presentations to the entire school. It was obvious this project was important to them!"
Click HERE to learn more about the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital!