Girls Thrive: Empowering Girls Through Physical Activity and Education |

Girls Thrive (GT) is a Helena-based non-profit organization with a mission to inspire girls to empower themselves through a variety of physical activities and educational classes designed to promote self-confidence, self-esteem and a positive body image.

GT currently offers three 6-8 week sessions throughout the year, as well as self-confidence workshops during the summer, for girls in grades 6 to 12.

The core sports of our programs are mountain biking and running, with a variety of cross-training activities such as yoga, swimming, kickboxing and rock climbing. Educational lessons also vary and have recently included body image, communication, nutrition, bone health, self-esteem, and leadership.

Research shows that at age 14, girls quit sport twice as often as boys for reasons such as: lack of access, body change and lack of positive role models. In addition, 70% of girls nationwide think they are not good enough or are not living up to the challenge in some way, especially when it comes to their looks, studies and their relationships with family and friends. GT bridges this gap for a wide range of girls and encourages them to stay active and involved, despite the many challenges.

• A new mountain bike (size: extra small 14 “)

• A projector (due to Covid this is crucial for presentations and indoor gatherings)

• Cash gifts, which allow us to continue to provide full and partial scholarships to girls from low-income families ($ 130 pays for a girl to participate in our 8-week program, although any amount is useful).

With your help, we can inspire more girls to empower themselves for a better and stronger future. Gifts can be made through our website: or checks made payable to Girls Thrive can be mailed to: Girls Thrive, PO Box 1771, Helena, MT 59624. If you wish to be added to our greeting card mailing list, please email: [email protected]

Thank you for helping the girls PROSPER!

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