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Before and After Wellfit Girls

Before and After Wellfit Girls

"My biggest takeaway from this program was my ability to use my voice and open up to others. Coming into this program, I was very reserved and had a hard time opening up. I am so glad I was able to create a better version of myself. I really recommend Wellfit Girls."...

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Life on the Side of the Mountain

Life on the Side of the Mountain

By: Jill Wheeler, Wellfit Girls Founder Creating meaningful work and serving with love is the antidote to despair and loneliness in this big and befuddling world. Belonging is a force that fortifies our most basic foundation; our self as connected to others and a...

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Press Release: ‘I Have the Right To’

Press Release: ‘I Have the Right To’

Wellfit Girls, a Southwest Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering teen girls, will host an exclusive speaking engagement and book signing on Monday, March 26 at Venue Naples with national teen advocate and author Chessy Prout, a former Naples resident,...

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Guest Blog: Go Within to Go Beyond

Guest Blog: Go Within to Go Beyond

I had just survived my first year of high school, and I was exhausted. I excelled in my advanced courses, immersed myself in extracurricular activities, and worked a full time job to support my academic travels and struggling family. Yet, it wasn't the heavy workload...

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Guest Blog: Halfway There

Guest Blog: Halfway There

By: Lena | Fort Myers High School I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. I'll be honest, 10 weeks ago, when this program had just begun, I was anxious about what was to come. Colby was firm on what she wanted from us, and now I see why. They believe in us. They know...

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Guest Blog: Fulfilling my Dreams

Guest Blog: Fulfilling my Dreams

By: Libby Palermo, Wellfit Girls 2015 I was so excited! I was five months away from fulfilling one of my biggest dreams. I was also five months away from conquering some of my greatest fears. I met with my group for the first time in January of 2015. The group...

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Guest Blog: Calculus vs. Confidence

Guest Blog: Calculus vs. Confidence

I woke up this morning and it finally came to me. Would you rather have your daughter graduate from high school with AP Calculus or confidence? Would you rather she come home with an A in Science and Social Studies or self-esteem and self-worth? Would you rather your...

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Q + A with Jill Wheeler

Q + A with Jill Wheeler

Q: What is the Wellfit Girls Program? The Wellfit Girls Program empowers teen girls through adventure and outdoor education, leadership training, yoga and physical fitness challenges, social entrepreneurship and creative expression. The integrative program concludes...

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What does “at risk” even mean?

What does “at risk” even mean?

By Colby Robertson | Wellfit Girls Program Director "Do you serve girls that are at risk?"  is the question I hear just about every time I explain the Wellfit Girls Program to anyone, especially potential donors. The topic even came up at our recent screening of...

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Challenge Complete: We Did It!  

Challenge Complete: We Did It!  

I was working AT WINK TV as a reporter when I first met Jill Wheeler. I met her on April 15, 2013, the day of The Boston Marathon bombings. After receiving news of the bombings, my assignment with WINK TV was to find local Naples runners who were in Boston for the...

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