Vermont Business Magazine Girls on the Run Vermont, a nonprofit organization that uses a research and physical activity-based curriculum to inspire girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy, and confident, is excited to announce that coach registration for GOTRVT’s 25th anniversary spring season is now open statewide. Utilizing a fully updated and refreshed curriculum, GOTRVT coaches will empower participants to develop critical life skills, build confidence, cultivate positive connections with peers, and stand up for themselves and others.
The ten-week season begins March 18, with teams meeting twice a week for 90 minutes. The twenty-lesson curriculum covers topics such as positive self-talk, friendship, managing emotions and more, all created to nourish participants’ social, emotional, and physical well-being.
The program culminates with teams participating in one of two non-competitive, celebratory 5K events - one on June 1st at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction and the other on June 8th at the Manchester Recreation Fields - bringing together family, friends, and community members to celebrate the participants’ growth throughout the season.
All coaches will be trained in-person and will receive the materials and resources necessary to facilitate lessons for the season. Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of eighteen years old. Students in high school may register to be a Junior Coach. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and online training modules prior to in-person training. Coach trainings are offered at three locations statewide: February 3 in Brattleboro, February 4 in Castleton, and February 10 in Essex. GOTRVT needs over 500 volunteer coaches to host teams in 2024.
Girls on the Run Vermont has inspired and impacted the lives of approximately 38,000 girls in Vermont for 24 years. This season, GOTRVT celebrates its 25th anniversary and will be offered at over 110 locations across Vermont starting the week of March 18th. To learn more or to register to be a coach mentor, visit https://www.gotrvt.org/
About Girls on the Run Vermont
Girls on the Run Vermont (GOTRVT) is an independent and 501 (c)(3) recognized council of Girls on the Run International (GOTRI), which has a network of 175 councils across the United States. Since 1999, Girls on the Run Vermont has empowered approximately 38,000 Vermont girls grades 3-8 to develop physical, emotional, and social well-being through a 10 week after school program held at over 110 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 creatively integrates running, stretching, and strengthening exercises. Find out more at gotrvt.org.
WILLISTON, Vermont 11.30.2023 - Girls on the Run Vermont