What We Do and Why We Do It
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Each spring, Girls on the Run of Greater Kalamazoo partners with local elementary schools and trained volunteer Coaches to teach critical life skills through a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Since 2002, Girls on the Run of Greater Kalamazoo has witnessed over 33,000 girls cross the finish line!
Today's girls are exposed to longstanding gender stereotypes, societal obstacles and cultural challenges that can be detrimental to their emotional and physical health. Our program is about so much more than running – it makes an impact at a critical age when confidence and physical activity declines. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Thank you for making a difference!
Gifts to Girls on the Run of Greater Kalamazoo provide the revenue needed to support key program delivery requirements including program materials, curriculum development, coach training and financial assistance to ensure that all girls have the opportunity to participate in GOTR's transformational program.