Hunter is only in fourth grade, but already she feels like she is falling behind her peers. She works hard but still struggles with reading, writing and math. Not only was Hunter having trouble keeping up in school, she didn’t feel competent with physical activities, and she had a hard time making friends.
She needed hope and a goal to strive for and through a United Way Women’s Leadership Council sponsored program she has made progress towards developing her athletic ability, confidence and scholastic achievement.
“Hunter has found her strength and has really stepped up to become a leader,” said Hunter’s coach, Jennifer. “She ran around her neighborhood to try out her new shoes from United Way.”
Through the program, Hunter gained a pure joy of running and discovered personal strength that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. She can now step outside the classroom and feel empowered and connected amidst her peers, helping her to succeed in both athletics and academics.
“I truly believe that this program is helping Hunter make progress in all areas of her life,” said Jennifer.