Girls on the Run is a life-changing program for 8–13-year-old girls that promotes empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons, training, and running. Girls on the Run began in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been in Des Moines since 2008. The program teaches girls about self-confidence and building healthy relationships. The program
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Clive Community Foundation: Invested in Financial Literacy of Our Youth Shannon Gerard When it comes to living and working in the “real world”, it can be hard for younger kids to imagine what to expect. Luckily, our community has a great resource in Junior Achievement’s “JA BizTown,” a simulated community offering a fun way
Clive Community Foundation: Invested in Community Safety As a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with brain injuries to live their best life, On With Life also focuses on awareness and education on preventing brain injury. Because Iowa is one of only three states in the nation without helmet regulation in place, On With
Clive Community Foundation: Invested in Future Leaders In 2012, as a junior in high school, Dylan DeClerck took action when he found it unimaginable that some kids in his community couldn’t participate in organized sports due to lack of financial means. That’s when he founded Opportunity on Deck, a nonprofit organization that now provides
Clive Community Foundation: Invested in Building Confidence in Our Children Most parents recognize that running burns energy and provides great exercise for kids, right? But who knew it helps with social and psychological development and life skills as well? The YMCA does. That’s why they provide two after-school programs for elementary kids: Girls On
Clive Community Foundation: Invested in Community Needs While Clive is rated as one of the top Iowa communities in which to live and work, we face the same challenge as every community to help those struggling to meet basic needs. Established in 2014, Clive Community Services has been supporting individuals and families with food,