Girls on the Run of Champaign County
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 curriculum which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th 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.
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When you partner with us, you make it possible for more girls to unlock their power and potential. Join Girls on the Run as we inspire, encourage and strengthen confidence in the next generation of women
WHY IT MATTERS
Studies show that 3rd-8th grade is a critical period of time for girls. Their self confidence begins to drop by ae nine, 50% of girls ages 10 to 13 experience bullying, and physical activity levels begin to decline.
A recent independent study found that the Girls on the Run intentional life skills curriculum, delivered by highly trained coaches, positively impact girls’ lives by helping them increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships, and feel good about themselves.
At an age when girls are constantly trying to measure up to ideas of who they should be when they’re still discovering who they are, Girls on the Run shows them that their potential isn’t just enormous, it’s beyond measure.