Local Girls on the Run team finished 12 week program

Thu, 12/20/2007 - 10:46am
By: The Citizen

Girls on The Run

Fayette County’s second team of Girls on the Run (GOTR) have just completed their 12 week program. The 12-week character building program of experiential learning through running teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The Fayette County’s Timberlake team joined other metro Atlanta Girls on the Run teams in a non-competitive 5K race event, Kids Unplugged on Sunday, Nov. 18.

The curriculum encompasses the following 3 concepts:
Weeks 1-4: All About Me...Getting to Know Who I am and What I Stand For!

Weeks 5-8: Building My Team...Understanding the Importance of Cooperation

Weeks 9-12: Community Begins with Me...Learning About Community and Designing Our Own Community Project

Girls on the Run International, is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The curricula address all aspects of girls’ development - their physical, emotional, mental, and social. Girls on the Run has two programs: Girls on the Run for 3rd-5th graders and Girls on Track for 6th – 8th grade girls.

New teams are forming for February. If interested in coaching or joining a team please contact gotrfayetteville@bellsouth.net or visit www.girlsontherun.org.

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