Inspire a girl to dream - Become a Girls on the Run Coach


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


YWCA Topeka225 SW 12th St.Topeka, KS 66612

Girls on the Run participant being congratulated by her coach as she crosses the finish line at the Girls on the Run season ending 5K


Girls on the Run(c) coaches, help girls:

Honor their voices by standing up for themselves and what they believe in.Have a strong sense of identity.

  • Focus on their unique strengths and talents.
  • Recognize the power they have to impact their communities in a positive way.
  • Know the joy that comes from true friendship and real teamwork.

Girls on the Runeducates and inspires 3 rd through 8 th grade girls to stay true to themselves and develop essential life skills. The program uses hands-on learning through the power of running, to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The lessons creatively incorporate training for a 5k which to girls take part in at the end of the 10 week program. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when girls realize that the seemingly impossible, IS possible.

Girls on the Run coachesdo not have to be runners themselves; you just need to be willing to guide and mentor girls through a fun and uplifting program. Over the course of 10-weeks, you will meet twice a week for 75 to 90 minutes with girls in 3rd through 5th grade (Girls on the Run) or girls in 6th through 8th grade (Heart and Sole). Everything you need-supplies, snacks, curriculum, & handouts-is provided for you in your coaching tote.


  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Relationship Building
  • Sports Coaching

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • afterschool until approximatly 5:30pm
  • twice weekly

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