Highland Park Girls on the Run Integrates Running and Community Service
- Lori Danella, Highland Park Elementary School
- Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation
Highland Park Elementary students in Girls on the Run recently ran in a metro-area 5K. The program is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum while integrating running. A total of 38 girls participated from HPE this year. The students trained throughout the fall and on November 19 they ran the 5K at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the KC Chiefs!! On November 14, the girls and their fellow classmates also completed a community service project.