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Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run
Columbia Borough School District
Friday, February 07, 2020

Do you know about Girls on the Run?

"At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one-of-a-kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event."


Why It Matters

Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls' confidence drops about twice as much as boys'. Friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls' perception of their academic ability declines, the likelihood of anxiety and depression increases and participation in physical activity plummets.

It doesn't have to be this way.

We believe that EVERY GIRL is inherently FULL OF POWER and POTENTIAL. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.


What Girls Learn

Confidence

Character

Care

Connections

Competence

Contribution

When girls develop and strengthen these life skills, they can thrive. More importantly, they can then develop a final skill: CONTRIBUTION. Girls on the Run inspires girls to build lives of purpose and to make a meaningful contribution to community and society. This comes to life through a key element of the curricula when each team creates and executes a community service project.

If you have a girl from grade 3 through 8 that would like to be involved in this afterschool program, please click the link to find out all the details.  

https://www.gotrlancaster.org/program-registration-girls-on-the-run

February 7th to March 6th Registration opens as a first come first serve basis.

The Spring season begins the week of March 16th.