"Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond.
The Heart & Sole curriculum is rich with themes girls can relate to, addressing the whole girl—body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection—and building important life skills such as team building, developing a support system, boundary setting, decision making, asking for and providing help, and more.
This 10-week program is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle schoolers. Physical activity includes strength and conditioning appropriate for this age group. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5k, which is the celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement."
**Courtesy of http://nckidsrun.org/heart--sole.html.
If you receive free or reduced lunch, you qualify for a reduced registration fee. The code is:
***You MUST submit your free/reduced lunch letter to the YMCA by September 26 to receive the reduced rate. If you do not submit this letter, you will be charged the full price of $75.
If you have questions, please contact Jackie Griffin at