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We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Vision Statement: We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Girls on the Run(r) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
We teach 3rd - 5th graders life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run volunteer coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
During our 10 week season participants meet with volunteer coaches for 2 practices per week. Practices are 90 minutes each and are held after school. Coaches deliver a well laid out, easy to follow curriculum designed to be user friendly. We embrace coaches from all backgrounds, regardless of prior coaching or running experience. New coaches are required to attended coach training before the season starts (online and in-person).
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a celebratory 5K running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result-making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.