Girls on the Run of Franklin County, Inc.



The Girls on the Run program's mission is to educate and prepare girls for a life time of self-respect and healthy living. 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 objective of Girls on the Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system. The Program: Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. The vision of Girls on the Run is:-To provide life-changing, high quality programs for girls-To provide life-changing and high quality experiences to the women developing and delivering the programs-To promote and provide an environment that allows girls and women to reach their full potential-To positively transform how girls and women perceive themselves and their place in society
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