Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) that uses running as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional and psychological assets and development. Over the course of the program, girls will: develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Such life skills will prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors, such as physical inactivity and negative body image, and promote positive health outcomes (e.g., physical, mental, social, and spiritual health).
Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, to continue creating programming that engages all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization.
A Girls on the Run Board Member must possess the time, passion and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. Board Members must take responsibility in raising awareness, funds, and resources that support the organizational infrastructure, sustainability and capacity for growth.
Build a culture of quality, inclusivity and diversity among the council and its stakeholders.
Serve as an ambassador for GOTR, exhibiting GOTR core values. Continuously work to achieve the GOTR mission.
Develop positive relationships with volunteers, board members, donors, sponsors, parents, participants, media and other community members.
Stay informed about organizational activities and issues
Prepare for and attend all Board meetings, relevant Committee meetings, and related activities and events
Accountable for completing tasks and assignments pertaining to the organization
Understand roles, responsibilities and scope of authority
Provide Fiduciary and Governance Oversight
Support and evaluate the Executive Director
Monitor and strengthen program and services
Protect organizational assets and provide financial oversight
Ensure legal and ethical integrity
Build and maintain collegial working relationships with Board members, staff and volunteers
Maintain ethical standards and accountability, manage risk, perform due diligence, and implement operational best practices.
Establish and Fulfill Strategic Direction
Determine the mission and purpose of the organization is being fully activated within our community
Engage in effective short and long range planning; determine goals, objectives, activities, and outcomes; actively participate in and be held accountable to the successful execution of the strategic plan
Provide leadership, vision, and direction to council to ensure the program meets the needs of participants, volunteers and the community with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity.
Ensure Resource Generation and Organizational Sustainability
Select the Executive Director
Ensure adequate long-term resources for organizational sustainability including but not limited to: financial security, volunteers, in-kind donations, operational goods and services
Participate in the continual growth of an engaged and competent board
Enhance the organization’s public standing by serving as an ambassador for the organization through leadership, networking, positive public relations and fundraising
Make a significant commitment of time and talent and a financial contribution to the organization
Make and secure financial gifts that will grow the capacity of the council and ensure its long-term sustainability.
Establish community partnerships with like-minded organizations that are well-aligned with GOTR mission.
Stay informed about organizational activities and issues
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay
2519 N McMullen Booth, Suite 510145, Clearwater, FL 33761, US
Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 8th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.
The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5K gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Fri Jan 01, 2021 - Thu Apr 01, 2021
2519 N McMullen BoothSuite 510145ClearwaterClearwater, FL33761
November 16, 2020
Orientation or Training
Monthly board meetings (in person and/or virtual, depending on COVID-19), and additional committee meetings (generally 1-2 months)