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Girls on the Run Napa & Solano is a healthy empowerment program for young girls. Girls are inspired to be joyful, caring, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based national life skill curriculum which creatively integrates running or just moving it.
Girls (ages 8 to 13) meet twice a week for ten weeks, seventy-five (75) minutes each, after-school. The healthy empowerment program is led by at least two trained, volunteer healthy women role models who creatively weave engaging life skill discussions using the research based international curriculum with fun, experiential games/activities and running or just moving it.
The Girls on the Run girls (ages 8 to 10) learn lessons such as having an attitude of gratitude, expressing feelings in a healthy manner, and knowing real beauty shines from the inside-out. At the end of the ten weeks, the girls leave with a stronger sense of self and a life skill tool kit so that they are better prepared to make healthy life choices and avoid the typical decrease in self-confidence and the temptations of risky teen behaviors during middle and high school.
A middle school curriculum, Heart & Soul, (ages 11 to 13) is also offered that focuses on the whole child (mind, body, spirit, heart & social) and helps the girls stay resilient, positive and stronger while dealing with the current pressures as they grow into young adults.
All girls experience the sense of achievement by completing a non-competitive 3.1 mile 5K and the power of service by doing a community impact project.
Our community commitment is to enable all girls, fitness levels, body types,economic status and ethnicity to participate, but in particular, low income and mixed enthnicities girls.
The research proven Girls on the Run national curriculum, the Napa & Solano County Girls on the Run reputation as the positive, healthy and fun after-school program for girls and our healthy and enthusiastic women role models are helping Napa and Solano County bridge our educational gap, improve health and promote equality so that #like a girl is a compliment.