Girls on the Run of Mid Michigan is currently looking for new sites to host programming. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that teaches key life skills to girls in third through eighth grade through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running.
Girls on the Run of Mid Michigan is currently accepting new sites to host teams for the spring season and provide program opportunities to more girls. Current sites include local schools, community centers, churches and hospitals. Each site must have a volunteer site liaison, a safe space for physical activity and be able to provide both outdoor and indoor meeting locations.
At each site, volunteer coaches lead small teams of girls through research-based curricula that include lessons on confidence, treating others with care and contributing to the community. During the 10-week program, girls complete a community service project and become physically and emotionally prepared to participate in a celebratory 5K event.
One site liaison said, “As an educator in Flint for 25 years, I have found Girls on the Run to be the most effective program offered to our students. From the professional learning provided to coaches through the online training and onsite training, to the research-based curriculum and best practice strategies, every component of the Girls on the Run program is done with excellence and allows for our local volunteer coaches to feel equipped and empowered to deliver the best possible program to our students.
Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.