Watertown girls strive to be ‘More Than Pink’
On a rainy Thursday morning, a group of 35 girls rush in from the soggy outside. Their sweat is mixed with rain, but they couldn’t be happier. The girls are in the community education program, More Than Pink and they just ran a mile.
“We’re going to run in the rain and in the heat, so it’s important to stay hydrated,” said the More Than Pink advisor in Watertown, Janine Knutson.
More Than Pink (MTP) is a program to inspire girls in 3rd through 6th grade to stay true to themselves and live free from social stereotypes, as stated in the community education class description book.
The group meets twice a week. The first 50 minutes is a fitness activity, the last 50 minutes is a learning opportunity. The topics are puberty, communication, budgeting, nutrition, cyber safety, divorce and gossip – to name a few. The end goal is that all the MTP groups will run a 5k in August.
The 5k is a fundraiser for the program. Parents and community members are welcome to join.