Girls on the Run (GOTR, www.GOTRNebraska.org) is seeking sites and coaches to for the spring season, which runs from March through early May in Lincoln and Omaha. GOTR is also implementing a brand-new curriculum for the spring season called “Hello, Superstar!”
The “Hello, Superstar!” curriculum will boost confidence with a series of lessons teaching girls to embrace their individuality. A lesson called “My Body Rocks” focuses on addressing body-shaming and promoting a healthy body image. Another lesson, “The Recipe of Me,” encourages self-reflection and asks girls to identify what makes them uniquely them.
The innovative after-school program combines exercise, education and mentoring to promote confidence and character in third- through fifth-/sixth-grade girls. GOTR teams meet for 75 minutes twice a week for eight weeks to play running games that help train them for a 5K run/walk.
Character-development lessons on values, teamwork, communication, goal-setting and health are incorporated with the physical training, so participants get much more than exercise. GOTR is as much about good health, friendship, positive body image and self-esteem as it is about running.
Help your girl put her best foot forward with Girls on the Run this year. Visit www.GOTRNebraska.org to bring GOTR to your school or to get involved.