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Heart & Sole for Middle School Girls

Girls in middle school often sort through conflicting messages about their worth, their abilities and their value. Heart and Sole, Girls on the Run's new program, helps girls develop the skills to tune into their own truths and to unleash their power to live confidently and joyfully. Heart and 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 and 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, setting boundaries, making decisions, asking for help, 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.

NOTE: Girls on the Run of Nebraska seeks funding to launch a pilot program of Heart & Sole at three middle school sites during the 2020-2021 school year. Contact us if your company, organization or middle school is interested in supporting Heart & Sole teams.