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About this project
GOTR Council: Girls on the Run NYC
Project Created on: 01/22/2018
Project Type: SoleMates
On November 4, 2018, I am running the NYC Marathon for Atlanta Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event!
I was never a very athletic kid growing up, and honestly have never been a particularly goal oriented grown-up. Running has changed that for me. In addition to helping me make new friends as an adult, and keep up with my physical fitness, running has taught me so much about myself. Each time I run a race, I feel like I've WON the race. Setting that goal, as small as a 5k, or as big as a marathon, I know I can do it, will do it, and learn from it! Now having the opportunity to share what running has meant to me with the girls in my community is such a fun and exciting honor!!
"If you are a girl who is bad at making friends and nobody understands how you're feeling and you sit alone each day….that was me. I was that person out of the crowd. Then, I joined Girls on the Run. It changed my life! Now I have people who understand me. I love my life because of GOTR." - Colleen, Age 9
Your gift makes a difference in the lives of girls like Colleen. An investment in Girls on the Run supports curriculum enrichment & development so that lessons remain relevant to today’s girls and the issues they face, funds coach & volunteer trainings to ensure quality program delivery, and furthers a commitment to access & inclusion in order for all girls to have the opportunity to understand and activate their limitless potential.
Your generosity can fund GOTR teams directly:
-$35 can sponsor a pair of running shoes for one girl!
-$150 can fund healthy snacks and a pair of running shoes for 3 girls in the program
-$300 can support a full season scholarship, healthy snacks and running shoes for one girl
-$1,500 can support 5 girls for a full season!
-$3,000 can support a full team of 15 girls for a season!Give Now