Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
The Girls on the Run curriculum is based on experiential learning activities designed to teach participants about topics related to self-respect and healthy living. All classes are taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches.
- Each meeting begins with a getting-on-board and warm up activity designed to focus on the day's topic.
- The warm-up is followed by a stretching routine that allows for topic-related question and answer time.
- Then, during the workout period, the girls participate in a variety of running activities that are camouflaged in a game or team goal. Afterwards, cool-down stretching is then combined with participant asked and answered questions.
Weeks 1-4: Understanding self and setting personal goals.
Weeks 5-8: Learning about how to get along in a group.
Weeks 9-12: Examining each girl's responsibility to the community.