Girls on the Run
Category: Volunteer Network Programs
Girls on the Run is a non-profit national organization that uses running as a platform to prepare elementary school girls for a lifetime of healthy living. As part of the Northfield chapter, we meet twice a week for ten weeks in the Spring and use the provided curricula to give lessons to boost girls self esteem, self respect, and physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. At the end of the ten weeks, the participants run a 5k that they have been training for over the season. Last year, we had about thirty third through fifth graders at Greenvale elementary, and this year we are hoping to have additional programs at Prairie Creek and Sibley elementary schools. Check out www.girlsontherun.org for more details! The time commitment begins in March. Volunteers have a few hours of training before the program begins, and take a CPR and First Aid class to become certified. When the program begins it is approximately a four hour per week commitment.
Contacts: patricia garcia (garcia)
Last Updated: 10/18/12