New Visions girls get running start

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For 10 weeks, third- and fourth-grade girls at New Visions Elementary School are participating in a physical activity-based positive youth development program.

The program, named Girls on the Run, is designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies, with the goal of ultimately helping them successfully navigate life experiences.

The girls meet twice a week and are inspired to be healthy and confident through a curriculum that creatively incorporates running and other cardiovascular workouts led by a team of instructors.  The program culminates with the girls entering a 5K run at Hofstra University.