For up-to-date information on program locations, volunteer opportunities and more visit our Girls on the Run of Southeast Alaska webpage (www.gotr-sealaska.org) or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gotr.sealaska).
One of the two Girls on the Run teams at Riverbend Elementary School.
Click here to view the 2013 Girls on the Run video!
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning program 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 program is 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 abuse, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts, and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 positive 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.
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 program: includes girls in 3rd-5th grade and their families
- Girls on Track program: includes girls in 6th-8th grade and their families
- Program facilitators: coaches, volunteers, women of all ages and their families
- The 24-lesson curriculum teach life skills through group processing, running games and workouts. The three-part curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run® coaches and includes understanding ourselves, valuing teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large
- Girls choose and conduct a community service project
- At each season's conclusion, the girls complete a 5K running event as a group
- Academic evaluations of the program show a statistically significant improvement in body image, eating attitudes, and self-esteem
- Evidence also indicates an improved sense of identity and an increasingly active lifestyle for program participants
- For Evaluation Results, click here.
**Funding--we are deeply grateful to the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau
through sales tax revenues, by Alaska Ski for Women, and by the
State of Alaska-CDVSA.**