Girls on the Run is looking to expand

GENESEE COUNTY — Girls on the Run of Mid-Michigan is currently looking for new sites to host programming.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that teaches key life skills to girls in 3rd through 8th grade through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running.

Girls on the Run of Mid-Michigan is currently accepting new sites to host teams for the spring season and provide program opportunities to more girls. Current sites include local schools, community centers, churches and hospitals. Each site must have a volunteer site liaison, a safe space for physical activity and be able to provide both outdoor and indoor meeting locations.

At each site, volunteer coaches lead teams of 8-15 girls through researchbased curricula that include lessons on confidence, treating others with care and contributing to the community. During the tenweek program, girls complete a community service project and become physically and emotionally prepared to participate in a celebratory 5k event.

To learn more about starting a new Girls on the Run site, visit gotrmidmichigan.org/Start- Site or contact Stephanie McClintock at stephanie. mcclintock@girlsontherun.org. G.G.