Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls in third through eighth grade. The program combines training for a 3.1-mile running event with uplifting workouts that improve self-esteem. The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development in order to empower girls at an early age in order to prevent at-risk activities in the future. At-risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in third- through eighth-grade girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of a girl’s development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.
“My daughter is more aware of healthy eating and setting and reaching a goal."
"GOTR has helped my daughter increase her confidence and has taught her to take pride in her accomplishments."
"GOTR taught my daughter how to be a team player."
"The coaches were so positive. My daughter gained self-esteem with her peers."
"The program taught my daughter the importance of taking care of herself. “
For general information about Girls on the Run, check out the Girls on the Run website. To learn more about Girls on the Run of Tucson, check out the website at www.gotrtucson.org or email program coordinator, Sylvia Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org.