In their second year as program sponsor to the local Girls on the Run council, NIPSCO also brings girl power.
A recent independent study led by Dr. Maureen Weiss, an expert in Positive Youth Development, found that Girls on the Run’s intentional life skills curriculum and highly trained coaches positively impact girls’ lives by helping them increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about themselves.
Sixty percent of Girls on the Run participants rely on financial assistance in order to participate. NIPSCO’s financial support helps cover program-related costs such as: curriculum, healthy snacks, running shoes as well as the celebratory end-of-season 5K.
Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana will serve 2,500 girls in their ten-week program during the spring and fall seasons of 2019.