Girls On The Run (GOTR) is a program focused on building protective factors for girls in grades 3-5. Life skills are taught in teams that meet twice weekly and focus on three things: understanding ourselves; valuing relationships and teamwork; and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Over the 10-week program, girls develop and improve social and emotional competence, feel confident in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. The program ends with girls completing a celebratory 5K event!
Going into the world, girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act or who they should be. Friendships become complicated and challenging, and girls' perceptions of their academic ability declines. The potential for mental health problems also increases if girls' participation in physical activities declines.
Girls on the Run presents another option.
GOTR is focused on teaching girls they can use persistence, teamwork, and drive to overcome barriers and accomplish whatever goals they set for themselves.
There are many ways to get involved in Girls On The Run (GOTR)!
-Click here to start a GOTR host site at your school, church, or other youth organization.
-Click here to register as a volunteer coach.
-Click here to register a youth participant.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-799-5075 for questions.