Female students needed for programs serving local girls

Games on the lawn during Alamance Girls in Motion
The Department of Health and Human Performance is looking for college women to volunteer as mentors in two programs offered on campus this fall.

Alamance Girls in Motion, established on campus in 2006, is a program for girls in 4th and 5th grade that provides mentorship, physical activity and education on topics such as fueling the body, body shapes and sizes and the importance of physical activity on Wednesday afternoons beginning Sept. 24 between 3:45-5:15 p.m. for eight weeks.

The Girls to Empowered Teens program is a similar program offering physical activity and health education but with content for 6th and 7th grade girls. It will be held on campus on Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. also for eight weeks. Both programs seek college women to volunteer as mentors, provide some education in small groups, and serve as exercise partners for the girls with whom they are matched.

Training will be held on Sept. 10 and 11, with program orientations on Sept 17 and 18th. Program sessions run from Sept. 24 or 25 thru Nov. 12 or 13. If you are interested in volunteering these fun and rewarding program, please contact Liz Bailey at ebailey@elon.edu or 278-5862.