girls doing group activity

Recreational therapy student Gabrielle Savidge returned to her former elementary school in Bellmawr, NJ, to start a local chapter of the Girls on the Run program, thanks to fundraising and support from the Girls on the Run Central NJ Scholarship Fund. More than 50 girls from Bellmawr Park and Ethel M. Burke elementary schools have completed the program, which builds confidence, life skills, and healthy habits through group activities and running. Once a week, Savidge meets with the group to talk about topics like conflict resolution, positive self-talk, and discovering one’s inner beauty. At the end of each season, the students have the option of participating in a celebratory 5k run.