Girls on the Run Hampton Roads was recently awarded two grants from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
$62,500 will be used to help expand a Health Literacy and Exercise for Girls program and support the Prevention of Psychosocial Risks of School Girls Living in Poverty program in area schools.
The organization is affiliated with Girls on the Run International, a national non-profit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. There are 102 active sites across 10 school districts in Hampton Roads.
Over 12,000 girls have been helped by the organization.