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Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Michele Fife, Katie Gordon and Jessica Young. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on community issues, public affairs, social justice, and media literacy. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

 

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Girls on the Run staff

Girls on the Run staff /Courtesy of Nika Kusmierz

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Girls on the Run is national initiative which inspires "girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." With over 2000 girls participating in Kent County, our region has one of the largest chapters in Michigan. Nika Kusmierz, the program coordinator for Kent County Girls on the Run, talks about their upcoming 5k and how their curriculum promotes empowerment and education to young girls in the local community.

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