Exercise can change everything.
Running helps Dagmarit feel strong and confident. She's one of our sponsored athletic scholars through Girls Gotta Run.
“I am very thankful for this program,” she said. “I was so happy to join this group.”
The three workouts she does with her Girls Gotta Run teammates each week leave Dagmarit feeling healthy.
But those practices also help the girls bond. They put everyone in a better mood and improve their behaviour off the track.
“The exercise and sport is good for everyone,” Dagmarit said.
And the life skills lessons in the program help her learn about topics that wouldn’t be discussed in the classroom – everything from healthy relationships to hygiene.
Those sessions empower the athletic scholars.
“I know myself, even,” she said.
Because she shares the experience with several dozen other young ladies, there’s a strong sense of camaraderie.
Dagmarit, a quiet young lady, feels comfortable asking anything and everything without getting shy.
Before the program, she didn’t have many friends. But that all changed when she joined Girls Gotta Run. And Dagmarit’s family is happy to know she has those relationships in her life.
When she's behind a desk, Dagmarit enjoys studying math and physics. She hopes to one day be a pilot.
We can't wait to see how high she flies!