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...than What You Sea. AKA: Mini Mermaids for grown ups. One day workshop - retreat. Learn More!

Mini Mermaid Running Club is a six-week after-school program of self-discovery, confidence-building, and goal-setting for elementary and middle school-aged girls that meets twice per week for 1.5 hours. Through movement, journaling, and group activities, girls learn how to stand up for themselves and others, ask for help, offer help, and set steps to reach their goals. We use running as a catalyst for deeper conversations with girls, and as a result, while training to run a 5k, they will build up their heart, mind, and body strength.

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ABOUT US

 

 

Mini Mermaid Running Club, est, 2009 was started in Santa Cruz, California by Megan Tresham & Heidi Boynton. Megan was searching for an afterschool running program for her daughter that would help her and her peers navigate the inherent challenges we all face. Megan knew that raising up a daughter to be confident, resilient, courageous and brave enough to work hard for her dreams and goals takes focus and intention. Together with a team of amazing writers Mini Mermaid and her story of strength (heart, mind, body) and resilience were born into Mini Mermaid Running Club. Since 2009, thousands of kids (including boys, check out Young Tritons Running Club) around the world have learned the power of moving their bodies, standing up for themselves and having empathy for others. 

 

OUR METHOD

 

 

During our six-week curriculum, in small groups of 10 -12, we teach self-compassion for self & others, resilience to navigate failure & success, as well as the confidence to reach dreams & goals, through the lens of two characters, Mini Mermaid & Siren. They each represent the two voices we hear in the world and in our own hearts. Telling the difference between the two leads to clarity and mindfulness which leads to greater self-compassion and empathy. We teach the girls the value of exercise and moving their bodies regardless of their size, shape or ability. The workouts are not focused on being first or running fast, but rather on each girl finding HER OWN PACE so that they can run THEIR OWN RACE.  (LEARN MORE)

 

{OUR MINI MERMAID CURRICULUMS}

 

CURRICULUM  1

Finding Your Own Voice - Self Discovery.

CURRICULUM  2

Loving Yourself No Matter What - Self Worth.

CURRICULUM  3

Writing Your Own Story - Your words are powerful.

CURRICULUM  4

Choosing Your Tribe - Building your community.

 

{OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL Leadership CURRICULUM}

 

CURRICULUM  1-4

A 9-week leadership and mentorship companion curriculum to Mini Mermaids at a local elementary

 

(Detailed Curriculum Description)

 

{ MMRC IN THE MEDIA }

Heidi Boynton, MMRC Co-Founder, TED Talk
Run, Sweat, Love. NBC MMRC Report
Heidi Boynton, MMRC Co-Founder, ESPNW Toyota Award Recipient
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Mini Mermaid Running Club.  After school running and self-development program for girls.