BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
ORGANIZER: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016
Girls on the Run is a great program that helps to strengthen the next generation of strong, intelligent, independent women through the running community. I had Girl Scouts as a young woman to show me what I was capable of, and I hope GOTR can be that outlet for other young women. I'm excited to be running the 2016 NYC Half Marathon to benefit all the GOTR runners!
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through fun, engaging lessons and conversation-based running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful a contribution to community and society.