Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run was developed specifically for girls in third, fourth and fifth grade (ages 8-12). The after-school program combines training to participate in a running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and a community service project. The teams – which consist of 8 to 15 girls – meet two times per week right after school for an hour and a half from mid March through late May. Most teams begin meeting at about 3:30 or 3:45 pm. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5k run/walk.
The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The 10-week curriculum attempts to help each girl find and stay true to her REAL self.
Girls on the Run: 10 Week Curriculum
Self-Care, Self-Awareness, Knowing Self
Lesson One: Getting to Know Each Other
Lesson Two: Plugging into the Girls on the Run Cord
Lesson Three: Choosing to be a Girl on the Run
Lesson Four: Positive Self-Talk and Why I Choose It!
Lesson Five: Fueling our Healthy Pace
Lesson Six: Being Emotional is Healthy!
Lesson Seven: Celebrating Gratitude
Lesson Nine: Valuing what’s Really Important
Connectedness: Selecting Healthy Relationships and Keeping Them Healthy
Lesson Ten: Learning About Cooperation
Lesson Eleven: Standing Up to Peer Pressure
Lesson Twelve: Standing Up for Myself
Lesson Thirteen: Gossiping Hurts Everyone
Lesson Fourteen: Beware of Bullies
Lesson Fifteen: It’s Okay to Choose Our Friends
Lesson Sixteen: Practicing our 5k!
Empowerment: Celebrating and SHARING Our Strengths
Lesson Eighteen: Tuning into a New Message
Lesson Nineteen: Learning About Community
Lesson Twenty: Designing Our Community Impact Project
Lesson Twenty-One: Implementing Our Community Impact Project
Lesson Twenty-Three: The Finishing Touches
View our Sample Lesson Plan
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