By Rachel Desautels, Executive Director
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires students in third through eighth grade to be joyful, healthy and confident.
The eight-week program uses movement to empower participants to develop critical life skills, build confidence, cultivate positive connections with peers, manage their emotions and stand up for themselves and others. Volunteer coaches utilize a curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons.
The spring season begins the week of March 28. Teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes and the program culminates with all teams participating in Girls on the Run Vermont’s 5K event.
Coaches do not need to be runners! Girls on the Run Vermont provides training so volunteers do not need prior coaching experience. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check. Girls on the Run welcomes high school students to volunteer as junior coaches.
Coaches needed in Chittenden County: Charlotte Central School, Hinesburg Community School, Shelburne Community School, Vermont Day School. Please visit the Girls On The Run Vermont website for full details and more locations in need of coaches.
Participant registration opens on Wednesday, March 2. More information about the program and registration can be found on the Girls On The Run Vermont website.