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Girls on the Run serving Maricopa & Pinal Counties

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

7721 E Gray RoadSuite 103Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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

Description

Girls on the Run 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.

Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach girls in 3rd - 8th grades life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls 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.

Reviews

Would you recommend Girls on the Run serving Maricopa & Pinal Counties?
2 reviews Write a review
by Sara C. from AZ (July 28, 2010)
Girls on the Run, Maricopa County is an awesome organization to volunteer for! I first came to the organzation as a running buddy at the 5k Race and have since been involved as a SoleMate, Coach and Committee member! The positive energy is contagious! :)
by Nikki P. from Surprise, AZ (April 25, 2010)
Amazing organization to volunteer for. It was a touching experience to see the smile on the girl's faces and how happy everyone was.

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