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  • Girls on the Run of Nebraska Girls on the Run of Nebraska

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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.

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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.

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