Girls on the Run is so much fun!
A little bit about the program:
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running
We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams
Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
The Girls on the Run objective is to reduce the potential display of at-risk activities among its participants. The goal is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, as well as fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
Girls on the Run delivers our message to young girls through volunteer coaches and mentors. Our 12-week character building program of experiential learning through running teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The program culminates in a non-competitive 5K run event which gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
The program at IRVING:
Irving School participates in the Spring season of Girls on the Run from March until June 2012. All girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are welcome to join!
We meet two days a week for an hour and fifteen minutes after school. Keep an eye out for information about signing up later in the school year.
For more information about Girls on the Run Chicago, go to: www.gotrchicago.org