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CP Smith Girls on the Run program starts on Tuesday, and we need COACHES!

CP Smith Girls on the Run program starts on Tuesday, and we need COACHES!

If you are a caring role model and envision a Vermont where every girl knows her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams, become a volunteer coach. You do not need to have running experience to coach! More information is below, contact Jenny Fuller at 999-7941 if you have any questions, thanks!

Over a period of 10 weeks from March 21st to early June, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Sessions meet twice a week for 90 minutes each. 

The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. 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 importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of the 10-week session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

Coaches come from a wide variety of backgrounds: parents, teachers, nurses, guidance counselors and other community members who value health and physical fitness. Remember, you do not need to run to be a coach. Join us!

REGISTER HERE: http://girlsontherunvermont.org/coach-registration/

We appreciate our Girls on the Run coaches for their time, energy and dedication to this program!

Contact Jenny Fuller, Program Administrator, at jenny@girlsontherunvermont.org or 802.999.7941 for more information.

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