An evening of Inspiration Featuring 'The Empowerment Project' film

Girls on the Run Hudson Valley is proud to announce that it will host a screening of The Empowerment Project – a documentary about ordinary women doing extraordinary things on Monday, June 1st at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center.

Theater doors open at 6 p.m. with the show set to start at 6:30 p.m. A question and answer discussion will follow the movie. The critically-acclaimed film is open to the public and appropriate for adults and children ages nine and up. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online at www.girlsontherunhv.org.

The Empowerment Project is the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. Driving over 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights 9 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries including Girls on the Run International Founder Molly Barker.

The film challenges the audience to ask themselves, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?”

“Girls on the Run Hudson Valley is ecstatic to be able to be a part of the showing of this wonderful documentary,” said Kim Quimby, Council Director for Girls on the Run Hudson Valley. “It will have a positive influence on so many of our girls in the program and their families. We couldn’t ask for a better venue and thank the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center for having us. It should be a memorable night.”

With the help of over 120,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run serves over 150,000 girls in more than 200 cities across North America each year, and continues to flourish in the mid-Hudson. The program teaches girls about self-confidence, self-esteem and anti-bullying, while training them to run a 5K (3.1 miles) at the end of the season.

Meeting twice a week in small teams of eight to 20 girls, Girls on the Run teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 10-week curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. Each Girls on the Run season culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event.

For more information about Girls on the Run Hudson Valley and the showing of The Empowerment Project, log onto www.girlsontherunhv.org.