Girls on the Run Vermont announces its 18th season with open registration

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Girls on the Run Vermont announces its 18th season with open registration

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 3:40am -- tim

Girls on the Run Rutland 2016. GOTRVT photo.

Vermont Business Magazine Girls on the Run Vermont (GOTRVT) is excited to welcome its 18th season by announcing that program registration for Central VT is open! From now until February 22, parents/guardians can register their girl for the Central VT spring program at their participating site or rec center via the GOTRVT website.

Meeting twice a week for 10 weeks, this after-school program is designed to help girls in grades three through eight realize the importance of self-confidence, healthy living, respect for their peers, and responsibility to their community.  The lessons creatively integrate running, providing the girls with an opportunity to set goals and challenge themselves in an encouraging environment that advocates both physical and emotional wellness. This spring’s program will culminate with the annual Girls on the Run VT 5K Run/Walk and community celebration on May 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland.

The cost for Girls on the Run VT to deliver the program is $180 per girl, however, understanding the economic challenges that families are faced with, GOTRVT automatically subsidizes that cost for every girl enabling them to offer this valuable program for $100. Girls on the Run VT also has a limited financial assistance budget to offer families that qualify for the Vermont Agency of Education’s free and reduced lunch program.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to enroll their girls early since space for each site is limited. With hundreds of trained coaches ready to empower these girls, Central VT programs will kick off the week of February 27. The following is a list of area Girls on the Run (grades 3-5) and Heart & Sole (grades 6-8) program sites:

Arlington Memorial Middle School

Barstow Memorial School- GOTR & Heart & Sole

Bethel Elementary School/E.X.C.E.L.

Castleton Elementary School

Castleton Village School

Cavendish Town Elementary

Christ the King, Rutland

Currier Memorial School

Fair Haven Grade School

Fisher  School

Granville Elementary School

Hartland Elementary School

Killington Elementary School

Lothrop School

Mettawee Community School- GOTR & Heart & Sole

Middletown Springs Elementary School

Mill River Union

Monkton Central School

Monument School

Mount Holly School

Neshobe School

Orwell Village School

Poultney Elementary School

Proctor Elementary School

Rochester Elementary School

Rutland Town Elementary  School

Sharon Elementary School

Shrewsbury Mountain School

Stockbridge Central School

Ray School, Bernice A.

Tinmouth Elementary School

Wallingford Elementary School

Wells Village School

West Rutland School

White River School

Whiting Village School

Windsor Schools

To register your girl for the Girls on the Run VT Spring Program or to learn more visit www.GirlsOnTheRunVermont.org, call (802) 246-1476 or email info@girlsontherunvermont.org

About Girls on the Run Vermont:

Girls on the Run Vermont is an independent and 501(c (3) recognized council of Girls on the Run International (GOTRI), which has a network of over 220 councils across the United States. Since 1999, Girls on the Run Vermont has empowered over 44,000 Vermont girls grades 3-8 to develop physical, emotional and social well-being through a 10-week afterschool program held at over 160 sites statewide. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a research-based curriculum that addresses developmentally appropriate life skills and which creatively integrates running, stretching, and strengthening exercises. Find out more at girlsontherunvermont.org

Source: Brattleboro, VT  -- February 16, 2017 —Girls on the Run Vermont