The grant is earmarked for the group’s Bucks County Expansion and Scholarship Project, which helps ensure that girls “who would not typically have access to quality youth programming have the opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole.”
“Girls on the Run envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams,” said Catie Tritremmel, council director. “This grant from the Rite Aid Foundation will help move this vision forward by providing opportunities for more girls to participate in our life-changing program.”
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development that is designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. The program’s curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities.
The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
“The Rite Aid Foundation is committed to being a caring neighbor and making meaningful differences for the children and families who live in the communities we serve,” said Tracy Henderson, director of the Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives.
Since its inception in 2001, the Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $63 million to nonprofit organizations.