Montgomery, AL- Girls on the Run’s spring season began in February, and volunteer community coaches have been meeting twice a week with 255 girls in the River Region and Lee County since that time. This includes girls from 6 Title I teams in the Montgomery area and 1 in Lee County. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 5th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-16 girls for a ten-week program that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community. The Practice 5k event and Community Impact Projects are coming up in the next couple of weeks for each team.
“Girls on the Run uses exercise as a vehicle to teach girls critical life skills such as how to manage emotions, help others, make intentional decisions, and resolve conflict that they use at home, at school, and with friends. The program inspires girls to build lives of purpose and to make a meaningful contribution to community and society.
Girls on the Run serving the River Region has inspired girls in the River Region for 8 seasons and has impacted the lives of almost 1000 girls. The season will culminate with the Girls on the Run 5k event on May 4, 2019, that brings together family, friends and community members to celebrate the girls’ growth throughout the season.
About Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence 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. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.
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