Girls on the Run

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Our Mission:

Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization, inspires young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. By combining athletics with girls’ empowerment at an especially vulnerable time in their development, the program aims to strengthens the participating girls' social, emotional, physical and behavioral skills. Girls on the Run’s vision is that young girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.

Our Activities:

After-School Practices
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We coach two teams of third to fifth grade girls in the New Haven community twice a week. As coaches we inspire young girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate their uniquenesses. We inspire them to build confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activities at each of our practices.

Community Impact Project
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At the end of our 10-week season, each team chooses an issue or cause that is important to them. They then design their own community impact project that aims to address their issue. In choosing and designing a project, the girls learn the value of helping others and recognize their potential to make a positive difference in the world.

End-of-Season 5k Run
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Our season comes to an end with a joyful and fun non-competitive 5K. Throughout the season, the girls train and set goals for their running which are celebrated at the 5K event.

Student Leaders:

Juliana Surprenant - Coordinator/President

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