Girls on the Run Coaches Needed for Fall 2020 Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young girls for a lifetime of success. This innovative after-school program combines exercise, education and mentoring to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Participants meet twice weekly for two months to train for a 5K run/walk. Along the way, participants make friends, play games and learn how cool it is to be a girl!
Girls on the Run is always looking for like-minded women who support our mission. You do not have to be a runner to coach or help with our programs. After a half-day training session, coaching involves about 3 hours per week for 10 weeks. The total time commitment is about 40 hours over 14 weeks. Coaching is a blast! The girls' energy and enthusiasm are contagious and you'll have just as much fun as they do. Coaches must be nonsmoking female volunteers who enjoy working with kids and are positive role models for girls.
Coach Training sessions will be held in August.
The Fall 2020 season begins in late August and ends in November.
Why We Do It We know that physical activity and fitness can empower young girls to grow into strong, confident and healthy women. Girls on the Run provides an uplifting and noncompetitive introduction to running and walking and what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to health and wellness. Girls on the Run combines exercise, education and mentoring to promote character and confidence in young girls. The Program Philosophy Girls on the Run uses the power of running and play to change the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. Innovative games and activities teach valuable lessons about teamwork, communication, goal-setting, positive thinking and perseverance. Participants train to run/walk a 5K as the culmination of the program. Crossing the finish line is an unforgettable and life-affirming experience for those involved.
Fall and Spring Sessions Girls on the Run teams meet twice weekly after school for two months to train for a 5K run/walk. Sessions begin in August and February. Life-skills lessons are incorporated with the physical training, so girls get much more than exercise.
Who We Are Girls on the Run of Nebraska is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers. Many of our coaches are teachers, parents, college students and mature high school students. We're always looking for like-minded people who want to empower girls with exercise and education. Please contact us to donate time, talent or money to the program.
Coaches Coaches are needed for fall and spring sessions. Each session requires a 30- to 40-hour time commitment over 14 to 16 weeks. Training is provided. Coaching a Girls on the Run team is a highly rewarding and impactful volunteer activity for the time involved.