Dove Academy of Detroit Girls Build Health and Fitness Skills

Dove Academy of Detroit Girls Build Health and Fitness Skills
Dove Academy health and fitness programs girls on the run event
Dove Academy Health and Fitness Programs

Dove Academy of Detroit (Dove) participated in the YMCA Girls on the Run 5K, a support program for female students. Melissa Lopez, Success for All Reading Facilitator & Assessment Coordinator, applied for and received two scholarships; one to help defray participation costs, and one provided free running shoes. Lopez and Margaret Bean, kindergarten teacher, served as coaches for the team of 12 students, grades three through five. The teams met twice a week, 90 minutes each, to learn about life skills through running activities, interactive games, and lessons. According to Lopez, the program strives to promote personal growth and inspire participants to make responsible health and fitness choices. The culminating event was a 5K run on Detroit’s Historic Belle Island, Sunday, November 19. Upon completion, all participants received new bicycles from the Leaders Institute’s Build-a-Bike Team Building Program.