5th Grade Girls on the Move at Gwinn Schools

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GoToGwinn Gwinn Girls on The Move 2014

GoToGwinn Gwinn Girls on The Move 2014

Gwinn, MI – July 7, 2014 – Every day the media blasts our young girls with images that teach them that in order to be accepted, they have to be perfect: Perfect hair, perfect figure, perfect skin. For young girls, that can lead to a range of body and self-esteem issues. Many girls, middle-school age and younger, suffer from poor self-esteem, depression, and eating disorders. To help counter that, Connie Sather at Gwinn Schools created Girls on the Move for 5th graders who will be entering middle school. The program aims to help girls build up their self image and help teach them healthy habits before they leave elementary school.

Each month, the group meets to focus on a lesson and an activity. The lessons cover anything from airbrushed models in magazines, to drug abuse, to peer pressure, the importance of exercise, and healthy eating habits. Every lesson is followed by an activity. This year the Girls on the Move participated in yoga, power walking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, archery, Zumba, and kayaking.


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