Girls on the Run Southern Utah is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The 10-week program teaches critical life skills, encourages personal development and fosters team building and community service. Volunteer coaches utilize a curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons. Girls on the Run Southern Utah serves girls at 12 sites in Iron and Washington Counties and is need of 30 coaches to ensure that 115 girls will have an opportunity to participate in this transformative program this season. The after-school program begins the week of March 5 through May 19.
“I am grateful to see first-hand how much of an impact this program has on girls. It not only unites girls of different backgrounds, but it also teaches them how to respect and accept each girl- and themselves- for who she is,” said coach Krystal Helmick.
Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons to small teams of girls who typically meet after-school twice a week for 90 minutes. The program culminates with all teams participating in a celebratory 5K event. Individuals must be eighteen years old to serve as an assistant coach or twenty-one years old to serve as a head coach. Volunteer coaches do not need to be runners but must complete a background check and participate in on-line and in-person training.
Girls on the Run Southern Utah’s spring coach registration is now open. For more information or to sign-up to coach visit www.gotrsouthernutah.org/coach.