Girls on the Run is an innovative, after school program for girls in 3rd to 5th grade and 6th-8th grades. Over the course of a 10-week season, volunteer coaches teach the girls life-skills such as handling bullies, dealing with body image issues, making healthy decisions and contributing to the community. As a part of the structured lessons, the girls participate in activities to introduce them to the power of running at this pivotal age. The combination of the lessons and running help prepare girls for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living. This character-building program focuses on increasing self-esteem, confidence and improving physical and emotional health.
This character building program focuses on building self-esteem, confidence and improving ohysical and emothional health and is open to 15 participants per site. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a 3rd-5th or 6th-8th grade girl in your life who is interested in participating in the program, please visit www.girlsontheruneci.org or call the Y at 217-234-9494 for more information.
Scholarships are available for families in need.
Thanks to the an incredible partnership with the Mattoon Area Family YMCA, each spring (February) and each fall (September), we kick off our 10 week season. Currently we have establishments in Coles, Moultrie, Douglas, Effingham, Fayette and Shelby Counties. If you are interested in helping us start a new site in your territory or bringing Girls on the Run to your community, please contact Beth Gillespie at 217-234-9494 at the Y.
For more information on how you can get involved in Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois, click here to view their official website, download their GET INVOLVED flyer or call Beth Gillespie at 217-234-9494.