American Elementary School Raises Funds for Girls Run 2

Last spring a group of girls and their running coach were inspired to support Girls Run 2. But how? They lived in Wisconsin and Girls Run 2 members live in Djibouti.

The girls are part of a national organization in the US called Girls On the Run and as part of their running (training for a 5k) they do a community service project. After reading about Girls Run 2, their teacher and coach Ms. Stevens told them about the Djiboutian running club. The American girls were excited to make this international connection and brainstormed how they could help, eventually landing on the idea of a bake sale and then donating the money to be used by Girls Run 2 to help cover school fees.

Below are some of the posters they designed to advertise. All told, the 3rd-5th graders raised over $200 for Girls Run 2, an amount that will keep seven Djiboutian junior high girls in school this year. Thank you Girls On the Run!