This past month, BlueModus colleagues had a blast by spending their Saturday morning volunteering for the Girls on the Run of the Rockies 5K, held in downtown Denver. BlueModus team members not only distributed bibs and shirts to race participants, but also got to cheer on thousands of local girls as they proudly ran in their first 5K race!
As a physical activity-based positive youth development program, Girls on the Run of the Rockies works to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. The program combines training for a 5k with an interactive curriculum that targets the promotion of competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution.
The 5K race was a culmination and celebration of the ten-week-long program, that aims to teach thousands of girls, ranging from the 3rd to 8th grades to know and activate their limitless potential, while also learning lessons about being a good friend, not bullying, and understanding their own emotions.
“Girls on the Run is one of my favorite non-profits, as it encourages both physical and mental health for young girls which is really important in a society that often sets unrealistic expectations of what perfection is,” says BlueModus Director of Strategy Katie Treacy, who coordinated the BlueModus volunteer team. “The event itself is the best reason to get up at 6am on a Saturday! Over 2,000 girls showed up in costume and ready to run with their parents and friends. Our team loved being a part of the event and we look forward to the next one!”
To learn more about the Girls on the Run of the Rockies and how you can support their great program, visit their website here.