Girls on the Run

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Our Mission:

Girls on the Run is an after-school program designed to strengthen 3rd-8th grade girls' social, emotional, physical, and behavioral skills. It 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 teach its participants critical life skills so that they are better prepared to successfully navigate life experiences and boldly pursue their dreams while also establishing a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. At the end of each season, the team plans and executes a community service project and participates in a local 5K race.

Our Activities:

End-of-Season 5k Run
Direct Service
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 and are celebrated at our 5k. This run is completed with other GOTR Greater Hartford girls from other schools.

Community Impact Project
Direct Service
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.

After-School Practices
Direct Service
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 uniqueness. We inspire them to build confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activities at each of our practices.

Student Leaders:

Juliana Surprenant - Coordinator/President

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