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Mission Statement

Our Mission:

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced-base curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Our Vision:

We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Core Values:

Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:

  1. Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  2. Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  3. Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  4. Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  5. Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  6. Stand up for ourselves and others

Description

About Girls on the Run of the CSRA

Girls on the Run of the CSRA is one of over 185 councils in a nationwide program that recognizes that every girl is special; that every girl is strong; and that every girl is a winner!

Using the joy of running, our curriculum teaches girls about health, friendship, positive body image, self-esteem and community service.

Objective

The objective of Girls on the Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.

Program Design:

  • Three 24-lesson curriculums teach life skills through group processing, running games and workouts. The three-part curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes understanding ourselves, valuing teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
  • Girls choose and conduct a community service project
  • At each season’s conclusion, the girls complete a 5k running event as a group

Measurable Results:

  • Academic evaluations of the program show a statistically significant improvement in body image, eating attitudes and self-esteem
  • Evidence also indicates an improved sense of identity and an increasingly active lifestyle for program participants

Website

http://girlsontherunofthecsra.org/

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