We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run® New Jersey East is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons help girls make positive decisions to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. At the end of each program the girls run a celebratory 5K to experience the exhilarating feeling of accomplishment. However, at Girls on the Run, the finish line is just the beginning, as our ultimate goal is to provide the girls with tools and resources that develop their ability to think critically - a skill that will serve them well for a lifetime.
Girls on the Run NJ East aims to serve more girls in Essex, Union, Morris, Mercer, and Burlington Counties, with a focus on reaching girls in under-resourced communities. Your donation helps to support this growth and ensures that scholarships are available to girls who otherwise would not be able to afford this transformational program.
We are deeply grateful for donations of any amount.
$35 provides a pair of running shoes to one girl
$209 covers the program fee for one girl
$500 covers the cost of volunteer coaches trainings for one season
$750 covers the cost of medals for one season-ending 5k run
"Girls on the Run has impacted my life. Now I can express myself in different ways. It makes me feel like I can do anything." - Elise