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Girls Get Going

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Your student has expressed a desire to be part of the Girls Get Going program at DWJH.  Girls Get Going combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with healthy living education. Our program instills self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training. 

The program at DWJH begins on Tuesday, September 17th and ends on December 12th.  The girls are asked to commit to attending every session.  We meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 until 4:45.  School counselor, Lauren Beckworth, and Blanca Hsu (8th ELA) will lead the sessions. We will meet in room 6 (the AVID room) for the day’s group lesson followed by a run/walk on the outside track. 

Participation requires a $15 nonrefundable cash fee.  If a girl starts the program and chooses not to continue, DWJH will have already paid the race fee and she is taking the spot of a girl who does want to participate.  We understand that there are doctors’ appointments and emergencies, but please, only start the program if you plan to finish it. 

The group will meet for the following 5K runs:

Goblin Gallop 10/5 8am @ Dow Park- 610 E. San Augustine

Color Run 11/2 8am @ Dow Park

Reindeer Dash 12/7 2pm @ Jimmy Burke 500 W 13th St,

Strides for Schools 4/25 8am @ Dow Park

We are very excited about offering this program at DWJH.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Lauren Beckworth                                                     




Para informacion en Espanol, contactar a Brenda Salas, 832-668-7603.