YMCA of SENC Girls on the Run and STRIDE

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Sports & Recreation


2710 MARKET STWILMINGTON, NC 28403 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina is a non-profit association committed to a mission of supporting Judeo-Christian principles through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. YMCA Character Development traits - Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, Respect (see below) Caring To be sensitive to the needs of others and go the extra mile. Red Heart Honesty To have integrity and build trust. True Blue Responsibility To do what is right and be accountable for your behavior and your obligations. Green World Respect To value the worth of every person and treat others as you would like to be treated.


Girls on the Run and Stride are non-profit prevention programs that encourage pre-teen girls and boys to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina administers Girls on the Run and STRIDE of Coastal Carolina and serves the counties of Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, New Hanover, Sampson, Harnett, Cumberland, Robeson, Bladen, Craven, Onslow, Jones, Cartere, Nash, Wilson, Pitt, Greene, Wayne and Lenoir Counties.

These programs aren’t just about finishing a race. They’re about developing a lifetime of healthy habits and healthy living. Every participant learns valuable life lessons that include:

  • nutrition and fitness
  • goal setting
  • communication skills
  • making a difference
  • working as a team
  • character development


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