The Storm recently completed running a session of the GoGirlGo! program, working with a group of great girls at Denny International Middle School in Seattle. The GoGirlGo! program is designed to combine sport and activity participation with an educational intervention to help these young girls deal with adolescent issues in healthy ways. Storm Community Relations Manager Navreet Gill, who ran the program, explains what they learned.
Over seven weeks, members from the Seattle Storm front office traveled to Denny weekly to chat with the girls about life issues, help them make healthy decisions (including choosing fruits and veggies over candy!), and expose them to a variety of ways to stay active and healthy. Activities included dancing with the Storm Dance Troupe manager, learning how to play ultimate Frisbee, relaxing for an afternoon yoga session, trying out some basic acrobatics and honing their jump rope skills with a double dutch pro!
Every week, the girls’ enthusiasm grew, and they were always excited when the Storm team walked in. They got to spend time with a number of different women from the Storm office, providing the opportunity to gain mentors and role models through the experience.
Overall, it was a great program, and the Storm would like to thank Denny International Middle school for welcoming us to work with their students!
We hope to run another GoGirlGo! session in the fall, so please contact us at CommunityRelations@StormBasketball.com if you would like to suggest a location to host the program.