Tag: Girls

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County Announces $60,000 Donation From Reliant

— Funds will provide developmental resources to at-risk youth as part of Reliant’s “Powering Change” initiative —

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County is excited to announce a $60,000 donation from Reliant to help power life-changing programs that will serve thousands of at-risk youth in the region. Helping youth vulnerable to poverty, gang violence, incarceration, and drug and alcohol use, the donation will support three programs: SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood and Building Industry Leaders.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County is committed to showing our most at-risk youth that their futures matter,” said Daphne Barlow Stigliano, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County. “Reliant’s generous donation will help us provide a physically and emotionally safe environment, as well as fund programs that will expand their personal opportunities and allow them to dream beyond what they already thought was

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Early school sports reduce ADHD symptoms for girls in later years

Girls who played after-school sports in elementary school seem to have fewer symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder once they reach middle school, a new study suggests.

The research included both boys and girls, but the effect of sports on attention and behavior symptoms was only significant in girls.

“Girls, in particular, benefit from participation in sport when it comes to ADHD symptoms,” said lead author Linda Pagani. She’s a professor at the University of Montreal School of Psychoeducation in Quebec, Canada.

ADHD is a condition that includes ongoing patterns of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity — issues that interfere with a person’s functioning or development, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.

ADHD signs and symptoms include: Making careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work or during other activities; having difficulty paying attention in tasks like a lecture or lengthy reading assignment or during play; seeming not to listen when spoken

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Girls on the Run International Establishes Commission for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Charlotte, NC, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Girls on the Run International (GOTRI) announced the establishment of its inaugural IDEA Commission to support inclusion, diversity, equity and access across the national nonprofit organization. GOTRI designs programming that strengthens third- to eighth-grade girls’ social, emotional, physical, and behavioral skills to successfully navigate life experiences. More than 2 million girls have participated in the program since it launched 24 years ago.

“This commission will help us deliver on our commitment to be a place where all people feel welcome, worthy and empowered,” said Elizabeth Kunz, CEO of Girls on the Run International. “Staff and volunteer leaders from throughout our organization were intentionally selected to ensure a wide range of perspectives and experiences are brought to the

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