Girls on the Run
– a life-changing program for girls in the
3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire
girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun,
experience-based curriculum which creatively
Girls on the Run Palm Beach is on a mission --- to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The innovative program combines fun running activities with discussions that help adolescent girls build confidence, develop healthy lifestyles and be better able to succeed throughout their lives. Our council has broad-based support from community, business, academic, government and legislative leaders. Our constituents include the girls we serve each year, their parents and families, our volunteer coaches and other volunteers, administrators and teachers from schools and community centers throughout Palm Beach County in addition to local universities, businesses and organizations that are partnering with us and donating resources to advance our mission.
Lessons are led by trained female coaches, who guide and mentor participants through a fun and uplifting curriculum that focuses on empowering girls with life-long skills to improve their emotional, social, and physical health. The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
Girls on the Run FAQs
What does Girls on the Run do?
One girl put it this way, "I learned that I am the boss of my brain."
So what do we do? Help girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. You can also think of it as "Can University" -- a place where girls learn that they can.
Only opportunities to be remarkable.
How do we play a role in our girls' lives?
Lots of ways, but we start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them. Then we look at the role of teams and healthy relationships. And, finally, we explore how girls can positively connect with and shape the world. And remember, we believe that life-changing experiences can be fun for everyone -- the girls, coaches, families and other volunteers. So don't be surprised when you hear laughter along with self-reflection and see beaming smiles across the beautiful, confident faces of our girls.