Confidence-Building Curriculum

The Girls on the Run program is based on activities with specific functions to enhance the learning process.

Each meeting is structured as follows:

  • Session begins with a "getting on board" and "warm-up" activity that brings the girls' focus on the day's topic.
  • The warm-up is followed by a stretching routine that allows for topic related question and answer time.
  • During the workout period the girls participate in a variety of running activities that utilize a game or team goal.
  • Cool down stretching is then combined with participant question and answer.
  • Sessions close with positive words regarding individual and group behavior.

The curriculum encompasses the following 3 concepts:

  • Weeks 1 to 4: Self-Care, Self-Awareness, Knowing Self
  • Weeks 5 to 8: Correctedness: Selecting Healthy Relationships and Keeping Them Healthy 
  • Weeks 9 to 12: Empowerment: Celebrating and Sharing Our Strengths