Tie on your running shoes and inspire the girls in OUR community.
Girls on the Run of Nebraska is an after school program that combines curriculum and training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event. The lessons inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem-solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls, their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community.
We are in need of coaches in the Kearney area this spring. Could you post a blurb about Girls on the Run and what we need on your website or could you direct me to the proper outlet to get the word out? I have listed a description below.
Inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and …
Girls on the Run Needs Volunteer Coaches-Kearney
Girls on the Run is gearing up for another fantastic season of fun, friendships and fitness at 50-plus sites across Nebraska, and we’re looking for positive-minded, can-do women to coach at schools at sites across the state. You DON’T have to be a runner to get involved – you just need to live a healthy lifestyle, project a positive attitude and have passion to help young girls put their best foot forward.
Girls on the Run is an innovative after-school program that combines exercise, education and mentoring to promote self-esteem, goal-setting and healthy living in third- through sixth-grade girls. Teams meet for 75 minutes twice a week for two months to play interactive running games and train for a 5K run/walk. Lessons on goal-setting, health, communication, teamwork and self-respect are incorporated with the physical training, so girls get a well-rounded positive experience in a noncompetitive atmosphere.
The overall time commitment for first-time coaches is about 34 hours. That includes up to 20 meetings with your team; a few hours on 5K day; and coach training.
Coaches must commit to two days per week from Feb. 27 to May 5; no part-time applicants please. These are the current opportunities in Kearney:
- Buffalo Hills – need 2 coaches
- Central – need 2 coaches
- Emerson – need 2 coaches
- Kenwood – need 2 coaches
- Northeast – need 2 coaches
- Park – need 2 coaches
- Windy Hills – need 2 coaches