The Founder of Girls on the Run International is coming to Southeast Alaska!
Barker, MSW, founded Girls on the Run in 1996 in Charlotte, North
Carolina. A four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, she used her background
in social work, counseling and teaching, along with research on
adolescent issues, to develop the program. Today, there are Girls on the
Run councils in over 210 cities across North America serving over
200,000 girls and women each year.
The “Girl Box,” a
phrase coined by Molly, describes the imaginary place many girls go
around adolescence, where cultural and societal stereotypes limit
choices as well as opportunities. Molly founded Girls on the Run to
create a connected and safe “space” that invites girls and women to see,
unravel from and eliminate their own and often unconscious buy-in to
the Girl Box and its limiting messages.
Molly Barker will be featured at the following events within SE Alaska:May 8th, Be-YOU-Tiful: A Night Celebrating WomenPlease join AWARE,
Inc. in welcoming Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run
International! This inspirational night will include words from Molly
Barker, appetizers, a no-host bar and a silent dessert auction. All proceeds will support Girls on the Run in Southeast Alaska. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact Julie at 586-6623. Or buy tickets
May 10th, GOTR 5K Juneau
: Come cheer on over 100 Girls on the Run participants from Juneau as they complete their season-end 5K run/walk. Sandy Beach, festivities begin at 10 AM, run/walk at 11 AM.