Happy Girls Run 2017

The 2017 Happy Girls Run Spokane was a huge success on a sunny Saturday in September. Over one thousand women, and even a few men, took to the trials at Riverside State Park and enjoyed the beautiful sights and sounds of nature at its finest. Music, smiles, and laughter were heard throughout the morning into the early afternoon.

There is such a sense of unity among the participants and the Statement volunteers. Of course, for the run to be truly happy, snacks were provided along the way at water stations. Energized student volunteers from Horizon Middle School stood side by side cheering, holding motivational signs, and working the water stations along with our amazing lead volunteers, Rhonda O’Dowd, Laurel Warner (and her son Jack Warner) Maddy Cunningham, Sidney Lemer, Allie Carver, Sandy McDonnell, Tina Swanson, and Angela & Bryse Warner.

A big thank you goes out to Mr. Mike Smith from Horizon Middle School for coordinating 20 student volunteers. Statement is honored to be the charitable beneficiary of Happy Girl’s Spokane.

 Final race day finishers: 1041 runners Happy Girls Run Spokane. Here are some photos from the day:

The Spokesman Review Makes a Statement

We were thrilled to be featured in the Spokesman Review’s article “Teaching Teens About Dating Abuse.” The article highlighted the exact reason we exist – to stop the cycle of domestic violence before it starts. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Dating abuse among teens isn’t talked about much. Jenny Moeller wants to change that.

It’s a problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among high school students who dated, 21 percent of girls and 10 percent of boys experienced physical and/or sexual dating violence. Other groups estimate 1 in 3 teens experience abuse ranging from verbal to physical harm.

Moeller, founder of the Spokane group Create Your Statement, has built curriculum since 2013 for teaching teenagers how to recognize danger signs and empower them to avoid unhealthy relationships.

Read the full article on the Spokesman Review website here.

Meet New REDFLAG Trainer: Terra Nicholson

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We are excited to introduce Terra Nicholson who has been involved with co-leading young moms from two pregnancy crisis centers, Grace Son, and Life Services. She has been instrumental in providing positive impact through the REDFLAG program as well as her personal passion and heart for those she serves.

Terra is currently instructing her own REDFLAG class of over 20 young ladies from Northwood and Glover middle schools. She is a valued facilitator for our Spokane programming and we are honored to have her as part of our team.

“I am so excited to be a youth mentor with Create Your Statement! Having been a victim of domestic violence in the past, I am passionate about teaching these beautiful girls the REDFLAG program to help them learn how to identify unhealthy relationships and how to follow their dreams and become the young women God created them to be!”

– Terra Nicholson

Please join us in welcoming Terra to the REDFLAG team!

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REDFLAG Workshop at Round Table Pizza