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Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City

2110 West 75th Street  | Prairie Village, KS 66208   |  Johnson County   |  913-766-1728

Children / Families

Website: http://www.gotrkc.org

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit after-school program for girls in grades 3rd -8th that addresses the healthy development of a girls physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls. The program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. During the 10-week program, girls are empowered with greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, contented and self-confident young women.

Each session is led by trained, volunteer coaches that guide and mentor girls through a fun and uplifting curriculum. Coaches teach specific life lessons such as dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer pressure, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community. Along the way, the girls train together to walk or run in an end-of-season 5k (3.1 mile) event.

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