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Girls on the Run of Nebraska

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A Girl on the Run smiles with her coach before the State GOTR 5K in Lincoln in May, 2014.

Girls on the Run Coaches Needed for Spring 2020 at schools across Minden
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 and education to promote healthy habits and self-respect in third- through sixth-grade girls. 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 12 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 February.

The Spring 2020 season begins in February and ends in April.

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About Girls on the Run of Nebraska

Location:

4008 South 81st Street, Lincoln, NE 68506, US

Mission Statement

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 and education to promote healthy habits and self-respect in third- through sixth-grade 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.

Description

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 September and April. 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 women 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 25- to 30-hour time commitment. Training is provided. Coaching a Girls on the Run team is a highly rewarding volunteer activity for the time involved.

WHEN

Mon Feb 24, 2020 - Sat Apr 25, 2020
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

Minden (across Minden)Minden, NE 68959

(40.4965,-98.9516)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Physical Education
  • Sports Coaching

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours over the course of 12 weeks
  • Training Required

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