Changing the way society views females is exactly what FAME strives to do. In addition to advocacy, we also try to provide opportunities for females to be active, gain confidence, establish new skills and see physical activity as a positive part of their life. We are currently offering a Girls on the Move program every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8pm for girls in Grades 4-6. The program is FREE, and will run until May 25, 2016 at St. Michael’s School gymnasium. Our goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for girls to be physically active in an environment that is positive, barrier free, and exposes girls to new activities they may have never tried. You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (drop-ins are also welcome).
To parents, educators, coaches and anyone who works with young females, let’s change the way we view their physical capabilities. My hope is that the term “like a girl” empowers females and turns from an insult, to the best compliment they can receive. “Someone told me I run like a girl, I said if he ran faster he could too”.
Sonya Brown is the Chair of the FAME committee and can be reached at email@example.com