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RGI 5K Run
RGI 5K Run

St. Thomas, eight grader, Sophie Sharp spent the last year organizing a 5K run to benefit the students at Gashora Girls Academy. In May of 2017 Sophie and her mom spent a week with RGI co-founders in Rwanda where she had the opportunity to meet the student she had been sponsoring. When she returned home she knew what she wanted to do for her eighth grade project. Her passion helped bring together the community and inspired us that we all can advocate for girls' education.


St. Thomas, eight grader, Sophie Sharp spent the last year organizing a 5K run to benefit the students at Gashora Girls Academy. In May of 2017 Sophie and her mom spent a week with RGI co-founders in Rwanda where she had the opportunity to meet the student she had been sponsoring. Sophie told 452 Magazine, "I got to see all these amazing girls...they just are so passionate about what they do and it makes me want to be passionate about what I do." When she returned home she knew what she wanted to do for her eighth-grade service project. Her passion helped bring together 200 participants, and inspired them to create a joyful space celebrating the power of girls education!

Thank you Sophie for your hard work and dedication to advocate for girls' education and women's rights. You never are too young to make a difference in the world!

Thank you to the following 5K sponsors:

Prime 8, Avenue Properties, BDR Fine Homes, MJR Development, and Surbeck Orthodontist.

In-Kind Sponsors:

SanMar, BDA, Talking Rain